Drink driving could kill your Christmas plans

Queensland Police has issued a warning to motorists about the dangers of drink driving over the Christmas break, after a Cairns driver allegedly recorded blew seven times over the legal limit.

Cairns Post reported a Trinity Park woman was caught twice driving unlicensed, days after she allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.354.

RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said drink driving had contributed to 46 Queensland fatalities in 2016.

“It’s nearly Christmas and, sadly, too many people will run the risk and get on the road while over the legal limit,” Ms Ritchie said.

“But those drivers should know the police will be out in force and will catch those doing the wrong thing.”

At the campaign launch earlier this month, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said this year’s Christmas Road Safety operation would involve a highly visible on-road police presence.

“We know the devastating impact traffic crashes have across the community and we must do everything we can to reduce the trauma on our roads,” Commissioner Stewart said.

“No matter where you are in Queensland, there will be a boosted police presence on road networks with officers particularly targeting the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, distraction, fatigue and seat belts.”