Five alleged drug drivers have kicked off the year to a poor start, securing court dates for themselves in coming months. Photo/Queensland Police Service.
Five alleged drug drivers have kicked off the year to a poor start, securing court dates for themselves in coming months. Photo/Queensland Police Service.

BUSTED: Burnouts, drug drives mark poor start to new year

In a disappointing start to the new year, Kingaroy police have charged five locals with a range of drug and driving related offences, including allegedly performing burnouts, driving under the influence of drugs, and drug possession.

December 29

At 7.15pm, police intercepted a 23-year-old man driving on Scott Street, Wondai, after performing a burnout in his vehicle.

An inspection of the vehicle revealed it to be defective and a search inside the vehicle found an ecstasy tablet. He was charged with driving in a way that makes unnecessary noise, driving a defective vehicle, and possessing dangerous drugs.

The Wondai man was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court on January 12 and his licence was immediately suspended.

December 31

At 1.42pm, police intercepted a 34-year-old Kingaroy man driving on Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy, with a relevant drug present in his saliva.

He was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on February 1.

At 5pm, a 34-year-old Kingaroy woman was intercepted by police while driving on Haly Street, Kingaroy, with a relevant drug present in her saliva.

She was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on February 1.

January 1

At 5.48am, police intercepted a Kingaroy man driving on the Bunya Highway, Kingaroy, with a relevant drug present in his saliva.

The 55-year-old was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on February 1.

At 8am, a 30-year-old Wondai man was intercepted by police while driving on First Avenue, Kingaroy, with a relevant drug present in his saliva.

He was issued with a Notice to Appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court on February 2.


South Burnett

BREAKING: Young man injured in D’Aguilar Highway crash

Premium Content BREAKING: Young man injured in D’Aguilar Highway crash

Emergency services are on scene following a single-vehicle rollover on the...

Mammoth road funding secured for Maranoa Electorate

Premium Content Mammoth road funding secured for Maranoa Electorate

Tens of millions of dollars of funding have been secured for road safety upgrades...

Pregnant Kingaroy mum narrowly avoids jail for drug charges

Premium Content Pregnant Kingaroy mum narrowly avoids jail for drug charges

A magistrate has lashed a Kingaroy woman for failing to appear in court, telling...