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Browns Plains Police gearing up for Road Safety Week

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In the lead up to next week’s Road Safety Week – Week of Action, Browns Plains Police have been targeting traffic offenders to make the community safe and reduce road trauma.

Since Wednesday August 5, Browns Plains Police have conducted 211 random breath tests and charged five drivers with drink driving at a rate of one drink driver every 42 breath tests.

At about 10.35pm on Wednesday August 5, Browns Plains Police intercepted a 25-year-old Boronia Heights woman at Boronia Heights driving a silver Toyota Landcruiser. The woman tested positive to a roadside breath test and as a result she was conveyed to the Browns Plains Police Station for further testing.

It will be alleged that the woman drove with a breath alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.038%. Further investigations revealed the woman was not the holder of a driver licence authorising her to drive. As this was her second offence in five years, her number plates were confiscated for seven days. The woman risks having her vehicle seized if she continues to drive whilst unlicensed and will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 31.

At about 2.35pm on Friday August 7, Browns Plains Police intercepted a 56-year-old Browns Plains man at Boronia Heights driving a silver BMW. The man tested positive to a roadside breath test and as a result he was conveyed to the Browns Plains Police Station for further testing. It will be alleged that the man drove with a breath alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.127%. The man’s driver licence was immediately cancelled until his court appearance at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 17.

At about 11.10pm on Saturday August 8, the attention of Browns Plains Police was drawn to a white Ford Courier driving without headlights on. Police intercepted the vehicle at Browns Plains where they spoke to the driver, a 67-year-old man from Chuwar near Ipswich. It will be alleged the driver displayed obvious signs of drunkenness including slurred speech, blood shot eyes and a stench of liquor.

After providing a positive roadside breath test, the driver was conveyed to Browns Plains Police Station. It will be alleged that the man drive with a breath alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.218%, over four times the legal limit. The man’s driver licence was immediately suspended until his appearance at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on September 22. The same man was charge with disqualified driving by Road Traffic Task Force on Monday August 10 for driving whilst disqualified as a result of the drink driving matter.

At about 11.45pm on Saturday August 8, Browns Plains Police intercepted a white Mitsubishi on Grand Plaza Drive, Browns Plains.  The 32-year-old driver from Browns Plains provided a positive roadside breath test and as a result he was conveyed to Browns Plains Police Station for further testing. It will be alleged that the man drove with a breath alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.139%. His driver licence was immediately suspended until his court appearance at Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 28.

At about 1.40am on Sunday August 9, Browns Plains Police intercepted a 36-year-old Regents Park man at Regents Park. The driver submitted to a roadside breath test and as a result he was conveyed to the Browns Plains Police Station for further testing. It will be alleged that the man drive with a breath alcohol concentration equivalent to 0.130%. His driver licence was suspended immediately until his court appearance at Beenleigh magistrates Court on August 18.

During the same period, Browns Plains Police issued 29 traffic infringement notices including 16 speeding notices, two red light notices, one mobile phone notice and two defective notices.

Road trauma creates a significant impact on the community and the ramification on personal lives can be devastating. Browns Plains Police are committed to reducing the number of traffic crashes in their area. Motorists are encouraged to drive safely and responsibly when travelling through the Browns Plains Police Division.

Road Safety Week runs from Monday August 17 until Friday August 21 across the entire state of Queensland. Browns Plains Police have several initiatives running on each of these days to highlight the importance of driving safely.

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