Driving under the influence of prescription drugs can be blury and have an affect on your driving. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer (Photo NOT manipulated)
Driving under the influence of prescription drugs can be blury and have an affect on your driving. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer (Photo NOT manipulated) Brenda Strong GLA160511DRIV

Police catch huge number of drug drivers

DRUG drivers kept police busy at the weekend, with 15 caught and booked.

 

Officers from the Kingaroy and Dalby Road Policing Units, along with staff from the Roadside Drug Testing Unit in Brisbane were out in force in the lead up and aftermath of Wine and Food in the Park.

Senior Constable Jade Miller from the Kingaroy Road Policing Unit said the spike in charges wasn't due to a higher than usual volume of the drug drivers on our roads.

"It's not an increase from what we usually see, it's more that we threw more resources at it over the weekend," he said.

On Thursday, March 8, a 40-year-old Kingaroy man was intercepted driving with a drug in his system on Edward St, Kingaroy.

On the following Friday, a 29-year-old Nanango man was intercepted on the D'Aguilar Highway, in Nanango with methylamphetamine in his saliva and a Benarkin North man was intercepted on John St, Blackbutt with marijuana in his saliva. Both men will appear in the Nanango Magistrates Court on April 26, 2018.

A 35-year-old Blackbutt man was intercepted on Hart St, Blackbutt with marijuana in his saliva. He will appear in the Nanango Magistrates Court on April 5.

On Saturday, March 10 a 38-year-old Wondai man was intercepted on Haly St, Kingaroy with both marijuana and methylamphetamine in his saliva. The man was also charged with possessing methylamphetamine.

Finally, on Sunday a 44-year-old Sydney man was intercepted on Haly St, Kingaroy, with marijuana in his saliva.

Both men will appear in the Kingaroy Magistrates Court on April 23.

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