Police have taken almost 500 alleged drink and drug drivers off Queensland roads and detected more than 21,000 speeding motorists in the first week of the Festive Break.

On day 7 of the Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign, 41 motorists were charged with drink driving while 46 drivers returned positive results of drug driving.

More than 3,100 drivers were detected speeding yesterday with the highest speed detected by a motorist travelling at 189 km/hour in an 80 km/hour zone in the Legacy Way Tunnel at Paddington.

Queensland’s highest reading yesterday was on the Gold Coast where a motorist allegedly provided a Breath Alcohol Consumption (BAC) of 0.267 per cent in Surfers Paradise.

Other high readings included:

  • 242 per cent in Beaudesert;
  • 242 per cent in Mermaid Beach;
  • 200 per cent in Doomadgee.

A 39-year-old Beaudesert man was charged with drink driving after allegedly causing a disturbance in a fast food outlet drive-through on Brisbane Street in Beaudesert this morning.

Police detained the man at the Brisbane Street business around 1.50am after he allegedly provided a Blood Alcohol Consumption (BAC) of 0.171.

He was charged with one count each of driving under the influence of liquor and obstruct police. He is due to appear in the Beaudesert Magistrates Court on January 23.

Police across Queensland continue to target high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2018.

For the 24 hour period to midnight29 December 20172017/18 Daily totalProgressive 2017/18 Total2016/17 Daily TotalProgressive 2016/17 Total
Traffic Crashes
Fatal Traffic Incidents0402
Persons Killed0502
Injury Traffic Incidents1312826198
Persons Injured1515536305
Alcohol and Drug Testing
Random Breath Tests Performed (RBT)5,69844,2788,30186,951
Roadside Drug Tests Performed (RDT)222930138983
Drink Driving4130349383
Drug Driving Roadside positive tests (yet to be analysed)4618910156
Traffic Offences
*     Speed Camera Detections2,53218,5162,32015,509
*     Speeding (Other)5762,9854014,005
*     Seat Belts1712222168
*     Mobile Phone Offences2913630197
*     Other Offences4972,7644143,103
Total Offences (infringements)1,1196,0078677,473


Source: myPolice Queensland Police News