More than 100 motorists were caught speeding in Rockhampton between 6am Friday and noon yesterday.
More than 100 motorists were caught speeding in Rockhampton between 6am Friday and noon yesterday. Brenda Strong

Speedsters keep police busy

LEAD-FOOTS kept Rockhampton traffic police on their toes over the Christmas weekend.

Central Region traffic co-ordinator acting Inspector Steve Hall said 157 motorists were issued traffic infringement notices in the Central region, including more than 100 motorists with speed infringement notices in Rockhampton through speed radars, since 6am Friday until noon on Christmas Day.

He said that did not take into account others speeding that were detected by speed cameras.

"Over 100 speed tickets were issued in Rockhampton in just two days," Insp. Hall said.

He said the worst speed offender was caught at lunchtime yesterday in Gladstone.

A 23-year-old female motorist, with a suspended P license, was initially clocked at 103kmh in an 80kmh zone on the Bruce Hwy and then 148kmh in a 100kmh zone 30km up the highway. She was also issued a ticket for driving the wrong class of vehicle for her licence.

"She was on her way to Christmas lunch," Insp. Hall said.

"Suffice to say, she didn't make it."

Police alleged they caught seven people drink-driving in Rockhampton, and 25 in total in the Central region.

The highest random breath test recording in Rockhampton was 0.189 from a 49-year-old male pulled over on Quay St at 5pm Christmas Eve.

The highest recording in the region was 0.201 from a 28-year-old male in Emerald about 12.10am Christmas Day.

Insp. Hall said the scariest part was the number of motorists police came across who drove eight to12-hours after working an eight or 12-hour shift.

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