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Eyes on the road Moreton, Monday June 5

The following information relates generally to road related enforcement operations and statistics reported for the Moreton Police District which includes statistics for Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Woodford, Kilcoy and Moore Police Divisions. The statistics relate to the week ending on June 4, 2017. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road Fatalities

As of midnight on June 4, 2017 the Queensland road toll stands at 98 fatalities, three less than the same time last year and an increase of eight from last week.

The Southern Police Region, of which Moreton is a member, has had 19 which is 11 less than last year.

Moreton District is sitting on five fatalities from four crashes, two up on last year.

Operations/Enforcement/Training

Although no major operations were conducted in the last week, extensive highway patrols and breath testing took place throughout the district. As can be seen in the statistics for drink and drug driving, 30 motorists were detected driving under the influence.

Traffic Crashes

There were 25 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, two of which were associated with drink driving offences and one due to fatigue.

The Causes

  • Hit and run x 8
  • Due care x 3
  • Fail to give way x 4
  • Unsafe reverse x 1
  • Fatigue x 1
  • Unsafe lane change x 1
  • Public report x 1
  • Medical condition x 1
  • Follow too close x 2
  • Drink Drive x 2
  • Further enquiries x 1

Crash Locations

  • Redcliffe  – 5
  • Deception Bay – 3
  • Burpengary – 3
  • Caboolture – 13
  • Bribie Island – 1
  • Woodford – 0
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Disqualified/Unlicensed Driving

Twenty-two unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, double that of last week. Of those, two lost their plates for seven days, three vehicle for 90 days and no vehicles were forfeited this week.

Offence Locations

  • Redcliffe – 7
  • Deception Bay – 4
  • Burpengary – 0
  • Caboolture – 7
  • Bribie Island – 1
  • Woodford – 2
  • Kilcoy – 1
  • Moore – 0

Drink/ Drug Drivers

Eighteen drink drivers were detected across the Moreton District and twelve drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system. An emerging concern is that there were five readings in the high range, a fail to supply and two drivers detected with indications of drug use.

On May 29 at 1.45pm, a 58-year-old man from Redcliffe was located at Pelican Park, Clontarf seated in the driver’s seat, with the keys in the ignition. Members of the public had reported the person behaving in an intoxicated state. Police located a number of prescription drugs and allegedly obtained admissions of use by the driver. Police arrested the man and returned to Redcliffe Hospital where a blood specimen was taken. Police are awaiting toxicology results with no date yet set for court.

On June 1 at 10am, a 33-year-old man from Seven Hills was intercepted for a roadside breath test (RBT) on Bestman Road, Godwin Beach. The driver displayed behaviour consistent with the use of drugs and was returned to Caboolture Hospital for a blood test. Again, police are awaiting toxicology results prior to setting a date for court.

On May 29 at 3.20pm, police on Bribie Island observed a motorcyclist at Woorim and decided to perform an RBT. They conducted a U-turn and followed the vehicle to an address where a 43-year-old man was located seated on the bike in his driveway. Initially the rider denied riding however upon further discussion submitted to a RBT. After returning a positive result the rider was taken to the station where he provided an alleged reading of .175%. He is set to appear at Caboolture Court on June 13.

On June 2 at 11pm, police from Caboolture were called to the Bruce Highway near the overpass where they located a stationary vehicle on the side of the road. They located a 41-year-old Sunshine Coast man seated in the front of the car asleep with the engine still running. When woken he was returned to Caboolture where he provided an alleged alcohol reading of .176%. He is set to appear at Caboolture Court on June 20.

On June 4 at 6.21am, police received a call from a motorist following another car and that the car under observation was driving erratically. Police took up position further down the highway and were able to intercept the alleged offender. Police identified a 21-year-old male from Thornlands as the driver and conducted a RBT. He was subsequently returned to Deception Bay Station for a breath test and returned a reading of .162%. He is set for a court date on June 20.

Also on June 4 at 11.20pm, police received information from the public that a patron had left a licensed premises and driving to his home address at Morayfield. Police attended the address where they identified that the occupant had in fact driven from a licensed premises only minutes before police arrival. The 67-year- old man stated that he had consumed an amount of wine prior to driving. The driver was returned to Caboolture Station where he returned a reading of .156%. He is also due to appear at Caboolture on June 20.

Again on June 4, at 7.05 pm, police observed a driver failing to give way at a roundabout on Welsby parade, Bribie Island. Police intercepted the car and identified the driver as a 72-year-old Bribie Island woman. Police obtained a roadside test from here and returned to the station for an analysis. Upon return, the driver failed to provide a specimen. As a result, she has been charged with fail to supply a specimen of breath and will appear at Caboolture Court on June 15.

Offence Locations

Drink Drive       Drug Drive
Redcliffe 7 3
Deception Bay 3 3
Burpengary 1 2
Caboolture 4 4
Bribie Island 3 0
Woodford 0 0
Kilcoy 0 0
Moore 0 0

Speed Camera

Speed camera was operated on 34 occasions across the district in the last week in areas at Redcliffe, Bribie, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford and Kilcoy. Additional operations were also conducted by officers from Road Policing Command.

Seven deployments on the Bruce Highway returned a total of 42 alleged infringements with a high speed of 123km/hr in the 100 zone and 129km/hr in the 110 zone.

A deployment on Klingner Road Redcliffe detected 22 alleged offenders with a high speed recorded at 88km/hr in the 60 zone. A site on MacDonnell Road Redcliffe returned 19 detections with a high speed recorded at 81km/hr in the 60 zone.

An officer deployed on Anzac Avenue Redcliffe last week recorded a motorist travelling at 91 km/hr in the 60 zone in amongst 26 detections made.

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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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