16 speeding tickets, 8 on drugs, 1 drunk driver

Gold Coast police have been left shocked after they charged 16 people for speeding, eight for driving under the influence of drugs, and another person driving while nearly four-times over the legal alcohol limit in an operation on Sunday in the city’s north.

Sergeant Glenn Shore from Gold Coast Rapid Action Patrols said it was extremely disappointing to see so many drivers taking such a big risk in an area full of young families and children.

One speeding driver was allegedly traveling at nearly 90 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.


“Police are asking motorists to slow down, drive to the conditions and don’t drive if affected by alcohol or drugs,” he said.