Drink drivers targeted as police blitz the M1

QUEENSLAND Police have just wrapped up a large operation targeting drink drivers and those under the influence of drugs.

Operation Mike Mentor saw police pull over drivers on the Pacific Motorway at Springwood, resulting in numerous arrests.

Almost 2,500 random breath tests saw 32 drivers test positive, while 36 roadside drug tests saw 13 people driving under the influence of drugs.


Inspector Peter Flanders from the Road Policing Command said that while this operation was successful in terms of targeting Fatal Five offences, it was disappointing to find so many drivers who ignore Queensland road rules.

“It is unacceptable that we still find drivers to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” he said.

“The message is strong and clear. If you chose to drive under the influence of a substance that affects your abilities, you not only put yourself and other passengers of the vehicle in danger, you put the life of every other person travelling on the road in danger.”

A total of eight drivers were also found to be driving unlicensed or on a disqualified license.