A road toll free Christmas



A MAN who attempted to outrun police after refusing to stop for an RBT unit on Christmas Day has been charged with obstructing police.

The driver ignored officers signals to pull over for a random breath test on Yaamba Road around 4pm on Sunday and was followed by police before he turned into nearby Nuttall Street.

Unfortunately for him the street was a no-through road and he found himself at a dead-end.

"He left the vehicle and ran into bushland where he was followed by police,'' Central Region Traffic co-ordinator, Lyle Mitchell said.

The offender was soon apprehended and taken into police custody.

A test revealed his BAC to be .11, more than twice the adult legal driving limit.

However, Inspector Mitchell said the incident was one of few blemishes on a fairly uneventful Christmas day.

In another incident three people were transported to Rockhampton Hospital following a single vehicle rollover at Tungamull on the Emu Park Road.

It's believed fatigue was a contributing factor.

Inspector Mitchell said traffic police would remain out in force over the Christmas/ New Year period.

"We are very happy that we haven't had any big accidents so far and we want it to stay that way,'' he said.



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