Police seize bus after alcohol laws are broken



POLICE officers have seized the Woorabinda council bus after finding an illegal cargo of alcohol on board as a football team returned from training.

Constable Colin Robson was in a team of eight police officers who intercepted the 26-seater bus as it returned from Biloela about 11pm on Thursday on the outskirts of the town.

The Woorabinda-based officer said they charged a 32-year-old passenger with carrying excess alcohol into the town after locating 36 litres of wine and seven litres of beer.

It is illegal for one vehicle to carry more than two litres of wine and two cartons (48 stubbies) of beer across the town's restricted alcohol area, which begins six kilometres from the town.

He said the bus search was part of Operation Millennium which is focused on stopping the illegal transport of alcohol into the town.

This latest arrest follows the prosecution of Baralaba bar manager Bryon Albert Lee last week after he was caught in Woorabinda with too much grog in the boot of his Holden sedan.

Senior Constable Robson said Lee, 51, had four litres of wine and 28 stubbies of beer. He was fined $300 after pleading guilty.



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