About 12.20pm on Wednesday August 3 Loganholme Police intercepted a vehicle on Mandew Street, Shailer Park due to the manner of driving.
When the vehicle was intercepted police noticed a small female child in the rear seat who was not restrained in a booster seat. The driver submitted to roadside breath test. As a result of a positive test, the driver was conveyed to Loganholme Police Station for a breath analysis.
It will be alleged that the driver’s reading was 0.116 per cent BAC.
A 42-year-old woman is due to appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on August 24 in relation to these matters.
Police are reminding motorists that alcohol and drug driving is the number one contributor as a factor in approximately 30 per cent of fatal crashes in Queensland. Over one in five drivers and riders killed on Australian roads have a BAC exceeding the legal limit.
Drinking alcohol can affect drivers by:
- Slowing down the reaction time – this can be crucial in an emergency situation.
- Dulling the thinking process making it difficult to multi-task – an essential skill necessary for safe driving.
- Reducing attention span – not noticing other drivers and/or vehicles.
- Causing blurred vision and reduced hearing – reducing your ability to drive safely and identify driving hazards.
In Queensland, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a BAC of 0.05 per cent or more. However, other drivers, such as novice drivers (who hold a learners permit or provisional licence) and professional drivers (e.g. taxi, bus and heavy vehicle drivers), must maintain a zero BAC.
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.