Thursday, January 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

On The Beat

Driver Caught Under The Influence, Cannonvale

A 24-year-old male resident of Cannonvale has been arrested and charged following an alleged incident at 5:15pm on January 6 on Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale.

It's alleged that patrolling police stopped a vehicle for the purpose of a roadside breath test on Shute Harbour Road after observing the vehicle cross onto the incorrect side of the road.

The driver was subjected to a roadside breath test.

As a result, it's further alleged that the driver was detained and taken to the Whitsunday police station where additional testing revealed their breath alcohol concentration to be 0.234 per cent - almost five times the legal limit.

The 24-year-old driver was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of liquor and also driving on or across a continuous white line.

The charges will be heard in the Proserpine Magistrates Court on January 29.

"It's every driver's responsibility to ensure that they do not drive while they are affected by either alcohol or illegal drugs," Senior Constable Steve Smith from the Mackay Crime Prevention Unit advised.

"If you are planning to drink, make plans not to drive," he added.

Assault Police Offences, Bowen

Queensland Police have charged a 34-year-old woman with several offences including serious assault of a police officer, following an alleged incident at Bowen on December 2.

It will be alleged that around 7:00pm, police intercepted a vehicle on Herbert Street, where the woman was the driver.

She was subjected to roadside breath and drug tests and was subsequently detained.

It’s further alleged the driver has then assaulted an officer before removing a body worn camera and throwing it to the ground. She was then restrained by police.

While being placed into the nearby police vehicle it will be further alleged the woman has then struck another officer.

The 34-year-old Bowen woman has been charged with common assault, serious assault of a police officer, obstruct police, wilful damage of police property.

She was refused police bail.

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