Gold Coast Police crackdown on drink and drug drivers

DOZENS of police have spent the day cracking down on drink and drug drivers on the Gold Coast.

It’s all part of a major operation aimed at reducing fatalities on Queensland roads.

Random alcohol and drug testing stations were setup right across the Coast on Friday.


More than 1000 drivers were breath tested during the first half of the day.

By midday, only a handful of drivers had returned positive readings.

Sixty-one people have died on Queensland roads already this year and police say drugs and alcohol are often to blame.

“We want people to know that police are out there enforcing the laws in relation to drink and drug driving,” Senior Constable Nicholson said.

“Driving under the influence of any illicit substance can have lethal consequences for all involved.”

Operation Quebec Blue Strike will continue on the Gold Coast until 10pm.