Alleged drunk driver mounts street sign on the Gold Coast

A WOMAN who lost control of her car and drove into a street sign on the Gold Coast was allegedly more than four times over the legal alcohol limit, police say.

The 25-year-old smashed into the sign on the Gold Coast Highway at Bilinga around 6.30pm on Saturday.

The woman was arrested and taken to the local police station where she allegedly returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.202%, more than four times the legal limit.


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Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man on a motorbike was clocked travelling at 132k/h in a 60 zone on Hinkler Road at Worongary on Good Friday.

Since Thursday, police have conducted more than 22,000 RBTs as part of the Easter Road Safety Campaign.

Road Policing Command, Superintendent David Johnson expressed his disappointment with a small number of motorists who show scant disregard for all other road users.

“It’s disappointing to see a so many high range drink driving charges that have occurred across the state in the first two days of the Easter Road Safety Campaign,” Superintendent Johnson said.

“Drivers need to have their plan B; there is no excuse for drink driving any time on our roads. You are not only putting your life at risk, but the lives of every other road user.”

The Easter Break phase of the Road Safety Campaign will continue until Monday Aril 2, 2018.

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