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Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 9

New Year’s revellers have been kept in check with police continuing to target drink and drug drivers as part of the Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign.

Officers conducted more than 9,500 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) on day 9 of Festive Break and charged 73 drink drivers leading up to the end of 2016.

In Witherin, police intercepted a 44-year-old Labrador man who allegedly provided a roadside Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.300% with his adolescent son sitting in the front seat.

It is further alleged that as police drove the man’s son home, the man exited the police vehicle and became abusive towards officers. He was transported to North Tamborine Police station where he allegedly recorded a BAC of 0.282% and was issued with a Notice to Appear for UIL, obstruct police and immediate licence suspension.

Throughout the state, officers conducted 273 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 46 motorists returning a positive result.

More than 1,500 motorists were detected speeding including two vehicles travelling through the Airport Link Tunnel, one at 170kph in an 80kph zone at Woolloowin and the other 165kph in the 80kph zone at Windsor.

During the Festive Break, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until 11.59pm January 3, 2017.


Festive Break – Day 9 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 31 December 2016.

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 0 3 1 6
Persons Killed 0 3 1 6
Injury Traffic Incidents 13 193 24 206
Persons Injured 13 253 29 300
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 9,568 92,923 20,519 113,812
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 273 1,458 270 1,699
Drink Driving 73 480 80 482
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 46 235 64 329
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,546 18,837 1,778 25,965
*     Speeding (Other) 399 4,653 574 5,411
*     Seat Belts 33 218 69 327
*     Mobile Phone Offences 24 217 52 37321
*     Other Offences 482 3,803 762 5,353
Total Offences (infringements) 938 8,891 1,457 11,464
Note 1: The statistics contained in this release are sourced from live databases maintained by QPS, are preliminary and subject to change on a daily basis.  Any data extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2015/16 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member or filtered through system business rules. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation.  Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.3. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.4. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras and the average speed camera system.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2016/17 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Any data which is extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.3. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation.  Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.4. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.5. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras (where available), digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed and red light detections) and the average speed camera system.

 

Road safety report: Festive Break – Day 8

Police are urging Queenslanders to drink responsibly and ring in 2017 on a safe note as the Christmas Road Safety Campaign continues.

On day eight of Festive Break, officers conducted over 6700 RBTs (Random Breath Tests) and charged 42 drink drivers leading into the New Year’s long weekend .

In Charters Towers a 50-year-old local man allegedly returned a Breath Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.261% and was further charged for driving unlicensed, uninsured and unregistered.

A 52-year-old Inala woman was also issued with a Notice To Appear after allegedly returning a BAC of 0.253% on Collingwood Drive at Redbank, more than four times the legal limit.

Officers also conducted 202 RDTs (Roadside Drug Tests) with 33 drivers returning a positive test.

A number of speeding motorcycles were nabbed on day eight of Festive Break including the following high-range speeding offences:

  • 179km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Landsborough;
  • 152km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Warrego Highway at Brassall;
  • 166km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Pacific Motorway at Eight Mile Plains;
  • 173km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Logan Motorway at Loganholme.

During the Festive Break, extra police will be out in force across Queensland targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2017.


Festive Break – Day 8 Statistics

For the 24 hour period to 11.59pm, 30 December 2016.

2016/17 Daily total Progressive 2016/17 Total 2015/16 Daily Total Progressive 2015/16 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents 1 3 0 5
Persons Killed 1 3 0 5
Injury Traffic Incidents 9 172 25 182
Persons Injured 12 227 33 271
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT) 6,721 81,704 16,859 113,293
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT) 202 1,185 277 1,429
Drink Driving 42 402 52 402
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed) 33 189 53 265
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections 1,572 16,895 3,262 24,187
*     Speeding (Other) 469 4,254 767 4,837
*     Seat Belts 21 185 53 258
*     Mobile Phone Offences 14 193 72 321
*     Other Offences 435 3,321 685 4,591
Total Offences (infringements) 939 7,953 1,607 10,007
Note 1: The statistics contained in this release are sourced from live databases maintained by QPS, are preliminary and subject to change on a daily basis.  Any data extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2015/16 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member or filtered through system business rules. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation.  Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.3. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.4. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras, digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras and the average speed camera system.
Speed Camera Detections Note for 2016/17 data: 1. Data is extracted from camera databases within the Queensland Police Service (Traffic Camera Office). These systems are live databases and the reported statistics may vary on a daily basis. 2. Any data which is extracted less than six weeks from the end of a reporting period is considered preliminary.3. Detections from road safety cameras do not necessarily result in the issuing of an infringement notice. Detections from cameras are adjudicated by an accredited Traffic Camera Office staff member. The adjudication process assesses whether there is sufficient evidence to meet legal requirements to issue an infringement notice. Detections include images and associated data files used for testing camera systems during scheduled maintenance periods and normal operation.  Differences observed between detections and notices issued will be the result of camera testing and adjudication processes.4. Data for some cameras is not downloaded on a daily basis.  It may take at least 72 hours for all data to be available.5. Figures include data for mobile speed cameras (overt, covert & portable), analogue fixed speed cameras (where available), digital fixed speed cameras, digital combined speed/red light cameras (speed and red light detections) and the average speed camera system.

 

State-of-the-art cartoon cops

Cartoon

Beeleigh Station received this cartoon from a kind member of the public

Beenleigh Constables Luke and Tanya have had their portraits drawn after working as a Mobile Response Team on bikes during G20.

One afternoon while conducting patrols of Southbank, they were approached by a friendly gentleman and his wife. They were both Brisbane residents who had come into the city to observe all of the G20 activity, proud that their city was playing host to such an event. After getting a photo together, the man sent through a Christmas card with the cartoon to their station.

Luke and Tanya were stoked at the thoughtfulness of this man and his great drawing skills! They felt very special to receive their very first “fan mail”.

They both received their own copy, as did the Station which the boss has displayed proudly on the notice board.

Merry Christmas to you Graeme!

The original photo which inspired the cartoon

The original photo which inspired the cartoon

Graeme's Christmas card

Graeme’s Christmas card

 

Honouring our four-legged friends

PD Quinn and PD Turk were pawsitively grinning over the new memorial.

PD Quinn and PD Turk were pawsitively grinning over the new memorial.

Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey revealed the Queensland Police Service Animal Memorial on Monday December 15 to honour the contribution serving animals have made to Queensland’s law enforcement.

It was a significant day for our police, in particular the Mounted Unit, Dog Squad and Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad who are partnered daily with their animal comrades.

The Queensland Police Service currently has 18 horses within the Mounted Unit, a number of horses with the regional stock squads, 68 general purpose police dogs, five Explosive Ordinance Response Team (EORT) and 11 drug detection police dog teams.

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp told the famous joke, "Nobody pats a police car."

Senior Constable Nigel Allsopp told the famous joke, “Nobody pats a police car.”

Our serving police dogs and horses form an integral part of policing by performing roles that are critical to the Queensland Police Service, both in an operational capacity and community policing functions.

Most recently, their presence was invaluable during the G20 summit.

Whilst performing various operational duties our animals are sometimes involved in dangerous and unpredictable situations, due to the inherent nature of policing.

Over 1100 offenders have been located this year using police dogs.

Most of all, these animals are our comrades. They have demonstrated true valour and enduring partnerships with our officers.

Throughout our history, animals and police have worked alongside each other. They assist in transportation, protecting, locating missing persons and locating dangerous or illegal materials. In our early days, horses were our patrol cars. We even used camels, oxen and pigeons.

It is important to acknowledge the contribution these animals have made and continue to make to our policing service and to the Queensland community. The memorial is one way in which we can do this.

The animal memorial is a sandstone plinth with a bronze plaque depicting a police dog and a police horse. It is situated in a garden outside the Chapel in the grounds of the Queensland Police Service Academy, Oxley.

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Troop horses Idol, Dave, Elvis and Ernie enjoyed the ceremony, honouring their fellow QPS members.

Our friends from the Royal Australian Air Force joined us at the ceremony.

Our friends from the Royal Australian Air Force joined us at the ceremony.

G20 update, day one of Leader’s Summit

Day one of the Leader’s Summit is progressing according to plan with the focus rightly shifting away from security arrangements and on the important deliberations of the world’s most influential leaders.

The multiple motorcades and movements of leaders across the city, the spouses program, and the presidential address at U.Q. have all proceeded without incident.

I acknowledge the inconvenience these motorcades at times caused the people of Brisbane and I thank the community for their patience.

We worked hard to the disruptions as short as possible, but needed to ensure the safety and security of all delegates and the community generally was not compromised.

The fact that was achieved, is because of the unconditional support we are getting from the community and the Commonwealth, State and local government agencies we work so closely with.

We are also very pleased about the conduct of the protest march from Roma Street to Musgrave Park. The multiple groups who joined together for this march worked constructively with Police commanders and negotiators in difficult conditions to ensure that the march proceeded without incident. This outcome is no accident and reflects the good will and trust between both sides, which has been built up during negotiations over many, many months prior to G20.

I want to acknowledge the professionalism and patience of the Police whose attitude, flexibility and common sense was also essential to achieving today’s great outcome. It was pleasing to hear the acknowledgement of the professionalism of the Police negotiation and protest management as a template of best practice by Terry O’Gorman as part of the legal observers program.

There were also a range of other protests across the city and Southbank that similarly were conducted in good spirit and achieved their aims of highlighting their issues without breaking the law. We look forward to working with the protest organisers for tomorrow’s events to achieve the same effective and peaceful outcomes.

Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett

Prohibited Person, details published

Police have published the details of a man who has been placed on the prohibited person’s list under the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013.

Attempts to personally serve the man were made before it was decided to publish his details.

Under the legislation the Commissioner may publish a notice stating a person is prohibited along with their photo and description.

Information about this person can be located on the Queensland Police website at www.police.qld.gov.au/G20/prohibited.htm

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Water Security Response to G20, Brisbane

Queensland Police Service’s largest ever flotilla of police vessels will be patrolling the Brisbane River from today as part of security arrangements for this weekend’s G20 Summit.

The flotilla will maintain a 24 hour patrol of the river throughout the weekend.

Water Police would like to remind members of the public that a Harbour Master’s Direction is in place and there are restrictions for all vessels on the Brisbane River, between the Story Bridge and the Go Between Bridge, from 6am today until 5pm on Monday.

Maritime Safety Queensland has issued the direction to ensure the safety of all persons on the waterways around the Core Declared Area.

Commercial vessel operators have been consulted throughout the planning process and have provided great support and advice.

BoatsQueensland’s Water Police is looking forward to the opportunity of working with their partner agencies from the Commonwealth, State and Local Government to provide a safe and secure G20 Summit.

For more information please visit the following web site for more information, www.mypolice.qld.gov.au, www.msq.qld.gov.au or contact Brisbane Water Police on 3895 0333.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Serious assault charge, South Brisbane

Police have charged a 41-year-old man following a serious assault that occurred yesterday afternoon in South Brisbane.

Police will allege around 1pm the man approached a carpark boom gate at the Cultural Centre and pushed the gate off its hinge and onto the ground.

It will further be alleged he then walked into a stairwell connected to the carpark where he caused damage to property and gardens.

When approached by a female security guard who was on duty for the purpose of conducting G20 duties, it will be alleged the man threw plants at her before punching her in the face.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

A man was located a short time later and was taken into custody.

A 41-year-old Yarrabah man has been charged with one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and three counts of willful damage. He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court (G20) today.

The offence location is in a Declared Area as prescribed under the G20 Act.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Peaceful protests continue in Brisbane ahead of the G20 Leader’s Summit

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has today facilitated more peaceful protests through Brisbane CBD, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit next weekend.

An ongoing collaborative approach between the QPS and issue motivated groups helped to ensure that protest aims were met safely and successfully.

The Declared area within the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (the G20 Act) came into effect on November 8. Within the Declared area, there are some specific requirements for lawful protests under the G20 Act that protest groups need to be aware of when planning a protest. QPS liaison officers are available and have been assisting groups to facilitate peaceful and lawful protests ahead of and during the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

The QPS is very pleased with the level of cooperation from the issue motivated groups that they have been dealing with, and the commitment of groups to peaceful and lawful protest.

For maps of the Declared area, and the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013, go to www.police.qld.gov.au/g20

Peaceful and lawful protests held in Brisbane ahead of the G20 Leader’s Summit

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) has facilitated several peaceful protests over the past two days in Brisbane, ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit next weekend. A collaborative approach between the QPS and protest organisers helped to ensure that protest aims were met safely and successfully.

Yesterday the Declared area within the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 (the G20 Act) came into effect. Within the Declared area, there are some specific requirements for lawful protests under the G20 Act that protest groups need to be aware of when planning a protest. QPS liaison officers are available and have been assisting groups to facilitate peaceful and lawful protests ahead of and during the G20 Leaders’ Summit.

The QPS respects the rights of people to protest lawfully and peacefully, however people are also reminded that any behaviour that threatens the safety of other people or infrastructure will not be tolerated.

The QPS would like to thank members of the public who participated in protests and assemblies this weekend for their commitment to peaceful and lawful protests.

For maps of the Declared area, and the G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013, go to www.police.qld.gov.au/g20

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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