Man busted speeding, more than 3x over alcohol limit in school zone

Queensland police have been left gobsmacked after a driver was busted not only allegedly speeding, but driving at more than three times the legal alcohol limit in a school zone yesterday.

Officers were conducting traffic operations in a Gregory Terrace school zone in Brisbane when they detected a 4WD allegedly speeding at nearly twice the posted limit (76km/hr in a 40km/hr zone).

The driver was directed to pull over by police, however when doing so he allegedly reversed into the car behind him.


The 39-year-old was charged with driving under the influence with an alleged 0.162 grams of alcohol in 210 litres of breath and was issued infringement notices for speeding and reversing when not safe.

He’s due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on August 22.

Police confirmed no-one was injured as a result of the collision, with both vehicles sustaining minor damage.


Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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