Eyes on the Road Moreton – June 12

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 11, 2017. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road Fatalities

As of midnight on June 11, 2017 the Queensland road toll stands at 103 fatalities, five less than the same time last year and an increase of five from last week.

The Southern Police Region, of which Moreton is a member, has had 20 which is eleven less than last year.

Moreton District is sitting on 6 fatalities from 5 crashes, 2 up on last year.  On June 8, there was a fatal motorcycle crash on Newlands Road, Wamuran when a 31 year-old-male rider lost control and struck a tree. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.


A major operation was planned for the Springwood area and Moreton units were to be involved. Unfortunately plans were changed as a result of the untimely and tragic death of Senior Constable Brett Forte in Toowoomba. Officers from Deception Bay and Landsborough Road Policing Units in addition to numerous officers from the Moreton District attended Toowoomba for service.

Traffic Crashes

There were 24 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, the same as last week.

The Causes

  • Hit and run x 10
  • Due care x 3
  • Fail to give way x 1
  • Dangerous driving x 1
  • Speeding x 1
  • Unsafe lane change x 1
  • Public report x 1
  • Medical condition x 1
  • Follow too close x 3
  • Drink Drive x 1
  • Red light x 1

Crash Locations

  • Redcliffe  – 6
  • Deception Bay – 7
  • Burpengary – 5
  • Caboolture – 4
  • Bribie Island – 1
  • Woodford – 0
  • Kilcoy – 1
  • Moore – 0

Disqualified/Unlicensed Driving

Thirty-one unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, 9 more than last week. Of those, eight lost their plates for 7 days, one vehicle for 90 days and four vehicles were forfeited.

Offence Locations

  • Redcliffe – 12
  • Deception Bay – 8
  • Burpengary – 4
  • Caboolture – 6
  • Bribie Island – 0
  • Woodford – 1
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Drink/ Drug Drivers

Twelve drink drivers were detected across the Moreton District and fourteen drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system.

On June 9 at 10.20pm, a 59 year-old-woman from Bribie Island was intercepted at First Avenue, Woorim for the purpose of a breath test. The driver was seen to be clearly affected by something and a breath test returned a negative result. As a result she was conveyed to Caboolture Hospital where a blood specimen was taken for a drug analysis. She is due to appear at Caboolture Court on July 27.

On June 11 at 12.20am, Police were patrolling the Scarborough area when their attention was drawn to a vehicle that appeared to be speeding. Police followed and saw it stop at a stop sign and commence rolling backwards. The vehicle was intercepted and they identified the driver as a 42 year-old Scarborough man. Police observed that he appeared unkempt, had bloodshot eyes and emitted a strong smell of liquor. The driver immediately became hostile towards Police and refused to comply with directions. The driver was arrested and returned to Redcliffe where he again refused to comply. The driver was charged with failing to supply a specimen of breath, drink driving and obstruct Police. He is set to appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court on July 11.

Offence Locations

Drink Drive       Drug Drive
Redcliffe 3 1
Deception Bay 1 5
Burpengary 3 0
Caboolture 3 8
Bribie Island 2 0
Woodford 0 0
Kilcoy 0 0
Moore 0 0

Speed Camera

Speed camera was operated on 36 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.

Five deployments on the Bruce Highway returned a total of only 14 alleged infringements with a high speed of 139 in the 100 zone.

Six deployments at different locations on Deception Bay Road on detected 14 alleged offenders with a high speed recorded at 95 in the 70 zone.



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