Drink-drivers caught in the early hours



ST Patrick's Day revellers might have accounted for a high number of drink drivers caught over the weekend, with 15 people charged.

On Friday night a 22-year-old Blackwater man was booked by police after driving his white Toyota utility on the wrong side of the road through town with his lights on high beam.

A breathalyser test revealed his Blood Alcohol Concentration to be 0.21%, more than four times the legal driving limit.

Shortly after 1am on Sunday morning police charged a Rockhampton man with dangerous driving after driving at excessive speeds through city streets with a BAC of 0.12%.

Inspector Lyle Mitchell said the man was arrested after performing a 180 degree spin at the corner of Musgrave Street and Moores Creek Road.

Meanwhile in Yeppoon on Friday night, police charged a Maroochydore man with a BAC of 0.2% after he failed to give way.

Inspector Mitchell said many of the drivers were booked in the early hours of the morning, often coming home from night clubs.

He said the results proved drink drivers could be picked up anywhere at any time, adding that police were stepping up operations in the lead up to the Easter break.



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