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Eyes on the road Moreton, July10

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 July 9. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road Fatalities

As of midnight on July 9, the Queensland road toll stands at 130 fatalities, five more than the same time last year and an increase of seven from last week.

The Southern Police Region, of which Moreton is a member, has had 26 fatalities, four up from last week and eleven less than last year.

Moreton Police District remains on seven fatalities for the year, two more than last year.

Operations/Enforcement/Training

No specific targeted operations were conducted during the week, however, Operation Cold Snap continued for the holiday periods. High visibility patrols are the focus of this operation, which included patrols west to Moore and return on the Daguilar Highway.

Traffic Crashes

There were 35 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, seven up on last week. There were two crashes again during the week that were specifically caused by drivers under the influence of liquor.

The Causes

  • Hit and run x 11
  • Due care x 3
  • Fail to give way x 5
  • Fail to maintain control x 1
  • Tyre blowout x 1
  • Animal on road x 1
  • Public report x 6
  • Follow too close x 4
  • Drink Drive x 2
  • Further enquiries x 1

Crash Locations

  • Redcliffe – 7
  • Deception Bay – 4
  • Burpengary – 6
  • Caboolture – 10
  • Bribie Island – 5
  • Woodford – 2
  • Kilcoy – 1
  • Moore – 0

Disqualified/Unlicensed Driving

Thirty unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, ten less than last week. Of those, three lost their plates for seven days, and four for 90 days. No vehicles were forfeited.

Offence Locations

  • Redcliffe – 4
  • Deception Bay – 9
  • Burpengary – 2
  • Caboolture – 11
  • Bribie Island – 3
  • Woodford – 1
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Drink/ Drug Drivers

Thirteen drink drivers were detected across the Moreton District and 10 drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system.

On July 8 at 1.30pm, a 55-year-old-man from Redcliffe was observed riding a pushbike on Oxley Avenue. The man had been spoken to previously regarding his level of intoxication and had been advised not to ride the bicycle.

When intercepted, police observations will allege the the rider was intoxicated; speaking with slurred speech and unsteady on his feet. The rider was arrested and taken to Redcliffe Police Station.

He is due to appear at Redcliffe Magistrates Court on July 12.

On July 9 at 9.00pm, police observed a vehicle stopped and parked in the middle of Beerburrum Road Caboolture. Upon checking the vehicle, they located a 28 year-old Caboolture man in the driver’s seat.

When speaking with the driver, police observed that his skin was clammy, he had glassy eyes and that he was mumbling about a person who was not present.

A roadside breath test indicated that no alcohol was present and the driver was arrested and taken to Caboolture Hospital for a blood specimen. It will be alleged the man was driving under the influence of drugs.

He is due to appear in Caboolture Court on August 1.

Offence Locations

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

 

Speed Camera

Speed cameras were operated on 37 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.

The Bruce Highway was attended for eight deployments. A total of 72 traffic infringement notices were detected with an alleged high speed of 137km/hr in the 100km/hr zone recorded.

A deployment on Eastern Service Road, Deception Bay returned 31 detections with a high speed of 80km/hr in the 60km/hr zone. A deployment on Oxley Avenue, Woody Point detected 87 alleged offences with a high speed of 84km/hr in the 60km/hr zone.

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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