Police say mum just blew it



A MUM blew more than four times the legal alcohol limit (.21) while picking her child up from their first day of school this week.

A motorbike rider was clocked at 101kmh in a 50 zone. And when pulled over by police, a Korean tourist said he had seen them coming and was doing no more than 100kmh ? the speed limit was 60.

All three incidents, which happened on Monday, shocked Central Queensland police during their back-to-school safety operation.

The mother, 28, was caught at Aramac, the motorbike rider in Waterloo Street, just a small distance from North Rockhampton High School, and the Korean tourist at Ilfracombe, in the Longreach district.

"It's a very irresponsible trend endangering everyone else on the road, particularly children, by doing the wrong thing,'' Regional Traffic Co-ordinator Inspector Lyle Mitchell said yesterday.

"We also issued five infringement notices on Tuesday alone for speeding in school zones on Frenchville Road (North Rockhampton).''

Inspector Mitchell said the speeding motorcyclist's excuse had been he didn't know the speed limit or the speed he was travelling at.

Back-to-school patrols during the first two days of school also resulted in nine fines to bicycle riders for not wearing helmets.



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