Qld Easter blitz focuses on drink driving and speeding

More than 12,000 drivers have been breath tested during an Easter police bitz on Queensland roads.

The woman who crashed her car into a Broadbeach Waters seafood business, narrrowly missing a customer, is expected to be charged with high range drink driving.

When police arrived at the premises on Rio Vista Boulevard at Broadbeach Waters yesterday the 50-year-old female driver from Runaway Bay was sitting nearby eating a tray of hot chips.


After allegedly returning a roadside breath test reading of 0.277% she was conveyed to Gold Coast University Hospital for further blood analysis.

The woman is also expected to be charged with unlicensed driving.

Police conducted more than 12,300 RBT’S on Good Friday with 56 drivers charged with drink driving.

Close to 1,400 motorists were also accused of speeding.  Someone was caught travelling at 162km/h on the M1 at Carrara and another was clocked at 173km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Bruce Highway at Mons.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until 11.59pm on Easter Monday.