Thursday, February 1, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Drunk Driver Buggy Crash On Hamilton Island

At approximately 10.30pm on Wednesday, January 24, a 37-year-old Grasmere man allegedly crashed his buggy at One Tree Hill on Hamilton Island. 

The individual sustained minor leg injuries as a result of the buggy flipping over.

Police on Hamilton Island, who had been deployed for the current weather event attended the scene and administered first aid to the Grasmere man. 

Police then conducted a breath test on the man, and he allegedly provided a positive result.

He was detained and taken to Hamilton Island Police station where additional testing allegedly revealed his breath alcohol concentration to be 0.156% – three times over the legal limit.

The man was then charged with driving under the influence of liquor. 

He is scheduled to appear at the Proserpine Magistrates Court on February 19.

Police are urging the public not to behave in a reckless way that adds pressure on the service to the community, especially during severe weather events.

Road Safety is always important and drivers should never get behind the wheel if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The vehicle flipped over and injured the allegedly drunk driver. Photo supplied

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