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Police warn of hard lesson for drink drivers

HARD LESSON: Biloela Police Senior Sergeant Nick Paton has warned drink drivers will kill somoene after catching a rash of drivers over recent months.
HARD LESSON: Biloela Police Senior Sergeant Nick Paton has warned drink drivers will kill somoene after catching a rash of drivers over recent months.

BILOELA police are appalled at the number of drink drivers they have caught in recent months.

Police caught three drink drivers on the weekend, two with dangerously high readings.

On top of that, several intoxicated drivers caught over the past few months appeared in Biloela Magistrates Court last week as reported online and in last week's Central Telegraph.

A Mackay man was caught early on Sunday morning with a reading of 0.179.

The 28-year-old was stopped on Gladstone Road at 2.40am.

A Thangool man was caught at 9pm on Aerodrome Road, Thangool, driving with a reading of 0.152.

Both were charged with the high-range driving under the influence of liquor and had their licences suspended until they appear in court next month.

A third man was caught on Saturday morning on Callide Street in his Toyota Camry with a reading of 0.085.

The 31-year-old Biloela man, who was caught at 2.30am, was given a 24-hour licence suspension and will appear in court next month.

Officer-in-charge of Biloela Police Senior Sergeant Nick Paton said motorists were not heeding continuous warnings in the Central Telegraph of the dangers of drink driving.

“They are putting their lives and others' lives at risk,” he said.

“They'd never forgive themselves if they hurt or killed someone.”


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