Motorist clocked at 191km/h on the Gold Coast, elderly driver ‘blind drunk’

MORE than 3,200 motorists have been caught speeding across Queensland on day one of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign – Festive Break phase.

The state’s worst offender was captured on a speed camera allegedly travelling at 191 kilometres per hour through the 110 zone on the Pacific Motorway at Gaven.

The driver was fined $1,138 and slogged with eight demerit points.


Of the 12,000 Random Breath Tests conducted, 68 drivers were found to be drunk while behind the wheel.

The state’s worst reading was from a 72-year-old man who blew more than five times over the legal limit at Burleigh Heads.

The elderly man returned a reading of 0.257 percent after being pulled over by police on Bermuda Street.

Officers also conducted 238 Roadside Drug Tests with 44 drivers returning positive results.

Extra police will be out in force across Queensland over the Christmas break, targeting high-risk road user behaviour including the Fatal Five: speeding, drink and drug driving, distracted driving, fatigue and failing to wear a seatbelt.

The Festive Break phase of the Christmas Road Safety Campaign will continue until January 3, 2017.