A speed camera in the southern police region, which includes Ipswich, had clocked a driver travelling 84kmh over the limit.
A speed camera in the southern police region, which includes Ipswich, had clocked a driver travelling 84kmh over the limit.

Cops stay on high alert after Blitzem

POLICE operation Blitzem has come to an end with more than 20 drink drivers and nearly 500 speedsters caught in the region over four days.

But don't think you're off the hook yet.

Police remain on high alert across Central Queensland as Operation Spring Break is now in full swing until October 5.

Operation Blitzem ran from September 16 to 19.

Of the 483 caught speeding, one motorist was clocked at 147km/h in a 100 zone and another at 124km/h in an 80 zone.

A 21-year-old Gladstone man was recorded driving with a blood alcohol reading more than three times the legal limit - the highest caught during the weekend crackdown.

He was detected on Sunday on Philip Street, Gladstone at 1.52am with a 0.213% reading.

On Wednesday, September 16, at 11.50am a 21-year-old Keppel Sands was caught driving with a 0.207% reading on Bolsover Street, Rockhampton.

But despite the shocking examples, CQ Regional Traffic Co-ordinator, Inspector Mike Curtin, said he was pleased with motorists' general behaviour and that no lives were lost during the crackdown.

Operation Blitzem

Motorists caught in the Rockhampton Region between September 16 to 19:

• 3938 random breath tests were conducted

• 23 drink drivers were caught

• 43 licence offence tickets issued

• 483 motorists caught speeding

• 38 seatbelt tickets issued

• 392 other offence tickets issued


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