Easter traffic blitz nabs dangerous drivers

POLICE warned motorists of a traffic blitz this long weekend, yet for some it seems the message didn't get through.

One lead footed driver was caught doing 180kmh in a 100kmh zone along the Leichhardt Hwy near Thangool.

Three other drivers were caught in Capricornia Police District going more than 40kmh over the speed limit on Saturday alone. Two of these were driving on major Rockhampton roads.

Rockhampton Road Policing Unit Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater said while most drivers were doing the right thing, it was disappointing to see some "choosing to blatantly do the wrong thing".

"The fact people are doing these speeds is concerning," Snr Sgt Findlater said.

Since the Queensland Police Easter Road Safety Campaign began on Friday, over 2900 people have been given random breath tests in Capricornia. Of that, Snr Sgt Findlater said there had been 12 drink drivers detected, with one motorist giving a reading of 0.141 - nearly three times the legal limit.

A man, 32, died in a single-vehicle crash into on Saleyards Rd near Moura at 1.45am Saturday.

Snr Sgt Findlater said it was one of nine crashes in the region. He said police would continue to be out in force for the remainder of the long weekend.

Capricornia Police District:

  • Over 2900 random breath tests
  • 12 drink drivers detected, highest reading 0.141
  • Nine crashes, including one fatal
  • Over 445 infringement notices, 82 of those for speeding
  • One person caught doing 11kmh in 60kmh zone on Norman Rd
  • One person caught doing 129kmh in 70kmh zone along Yaamba Rd
  • One person caught doing 143kmh in 100kmh zone along Port Curtis Way, Yarwun
  • One person caught doing 180kmh in 100kmh zone on Leichhardt Hwy, Theodore


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