Drink-drivers busted in five-hour operation on Gold Coast

Police have put drink-drivers on notice on the Gold Coast, especially these school holidays.

A massive five-hour operation at Hope Island between 5.00pm and 10.00pm on Friday, June 24 saw almost 700 motorists breath tested.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC eight drivers were busted over the limit, with the readings ranging between .051% to .111%.


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Police also issued eight traffic infringement notices for a range of driving offences, including driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to display provisional plates.

The RBT was a part of Operation Merge, but also coincided with the commencement of the state-run Operation Cold Snap which kicked off these school holidays.

“Police are using Operation Cold Snap to remind all road users that a safer drive is in their hands,” the police spokesperson said.

“Police are challenging road users to create a safer environment for all Queenslanders and visitors by calling out excuses and starting conversations amongst drivers.

“Next time you hear someone make an excuse for poor or unsafe driving behaviour; we challenge you to challenge them”.

Police say they make no apology in holding dangerous drivers to account and have warned they will be patrolling major roads across the city throughout the course of the operation.

“Expect to see officers anywhere at any time,” the spokeperson said.