Police clocked a driver at 148kmh on the Bruce Highway.
Police clocked a driver at 148kmh on the Bruce Highway. Iain Curry

Driver clocked at 148kmh on the Bruce Highway

IN just one week 21 motorists have crashed their cars in the Moreton Bay region and one driver was clocked at 148kmh on the Bruce Highway. 

Police have released their weekly wrap up of crime stats for the week ending May 17 as part of their support for Neighbourhood Watch Queensland. 

Moreton Bay covers the areas of Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Woodford.

Twenty-one crashes were reported to police in the past week in the Moreton District in the last week, nine down the previous week. 

Hit and runs were the cause behind four events. Failing to give way and driving without due care and attention featured prominently as causal factors.
 

UNLICENSED DRIVERS 

Thirty nine unlicensed/disqualified offences were detected during the last week across the Moreton Police District which is nine less than last week.

Of those detected, eight had their plates seized for seven days and one for 90 days. No vehicles were forfeited this week.
 

SPEEDING 

Speed cameras were operated on 36 occasions across the district in the past seven days,  including Redcliffe Bribie, Caboolture and Woodford.

Attention was focused on roads in and around the Redcliffe Police division with deployments placed in Duffield Road, MacDonnell Road, Snook Street, Anzac Avenue, Oxley Avenue and Hornibrook Esplanade. Two deployments in Oxley Avenue detected 184 alleged speeding offences.

Police set up speed traps on the Bruce Highway six times, where speeds of 148km/h, 132km/h and 130km/h were detected on three separate deployments.

Deployments will continue with regularity at highway sites in light of the high speeds that continue to be detected and prosecuted.
 

DRINK DRIVERS

Thirteen drivers were detected across the Moreton Region for drink driving offences last week, two of which were for readings above 0.15% and another for alleged driving under the influence of drugs.

On May 13, 2015, a 58-year-old man was located sitting in his vehicle in the middle of a road at Deception Bay with the engine running.  

The ambulance was called and police removed the driver from the vehicle. He was subsequently transported to hospital where a blood specimen was taken for further analysis. 

A reading of an alleged 0.174% was recorded from a 62-year-old man who was intercepted at Narangba at 11.30pm on May 14, 2015.

The driver was intercepted at his home address where it will be alleged he refused to supply a roadside specimen.

He was subsequently detained and returned to the police station, supplied a specimen of breath and was charged to appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 11.

On May 15 at 12.30am, a 39-year-old man was charged at Caboolture with an alleged reading of 0.172%. after being intercepted for RBT. He is due to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 11.


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