Police arrest 230 arrests in statewide Easter crackdown

QUEENSLAND Police had a busy Easter Saturday, making 230 arrests in a statewide crackdown on anti-social behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence.

There were 82 arrests in the Brisbane region, 68 in the central region, 12 in the northern, 45 in the south-east region and 19 recorded in the southern region.

Deputy Commissioner Specialist Operations Ross Barnett said officers across the state were proactively targeting anti-social behaviour, especially where alcohol was a factor, as part of Operation Unite.

He said 21 liquor incident reports were completed, 53 liquor infringement notices were handed out and 287 "tip-outs" were issued.

"It seems timely to remind people that it is always better to walk away from a situation and cool off," he said.

"Alcohol, particularly when abused, can cause changes in your consciousness, mood, and emotions and we see time and time again that leads to many injuries and accidents."

Operation Unite concludes on Monday morning.


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