Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater says hundreds of speeders have been nabbed.
Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater says hundreds of speeders have been nabbed. FILE

Most CQ drivers well-behaved

TWO interstate tourists have been caught speeding through Central Queensland at 157kmh and 146kmh on the same highway west of Rockhampton.

Another speedster was clocked at 179kmh in a 110 zone on Boxing Day, travelling on the Landsborough Highway near Winton in Central Queensland.

They’re the worst offenders on the region’s Christmas traffic report card but overall police say drivers have been behaved.

More than 1000 random breath tests have been carried out in Rockhampton region since Christmas Day with only nine offenders nabbed.

The highest reading was a North Rockhampton man caught on Sunday with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.156%.

The two speeding tourists were caught overnight on Monday, both on the Landsborough Highway near Barcaldine where the speed limit is 110kmh.

One offender was a New South Wales man who left Brisbane at 10pm on Sunday and was driving with his girlfriend to Mt Isa when he was pulled over at 9.45am driving at 146kmh.

In the Rockhampton region, 127 speeding tickets issued and 1357 random breath tests carried out, resulting in nine drink drivers.

Officer in charge of Rockhampton Traffic Branch, Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater said police were generally happy with drivers.

He said crashes this week had been down on typical numbers, despite the annual influx of drivers.

One of the worst drink drivers in Central Queensland was a 36-year-old man at Sarina, north of Rockhampton, who was caught on Sunday with a reading of 0.267%.

Christmas report card for Rockhampton region

Christmas Day

  • 17 speeders
  • 235 random breath tests
  • 2 drink drivers

Boxing Day

  • 41 speeders
  • 400 random breath tests
  • 3 drink drivers

Sunday 27th

  • 34 speeders
  • 5 seatbelt offences
  • 536 random breath tests
  • 4 drink drivers

Monday 28th

  • 35 speeders
  • 2 seatbelt offences
  • 186 breath tests
  • 0 drink drivers


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