Police launch 3-day drink and drug crackdown targeting Qld motorists

Drink and drug drivers are being warned that they will be caught with police launching a three-day traffic crackdown across the state from today.

Operation Stopper will see police conducting multiple random breath testing and roadside drug testing in various hot spots from the Gold Coast to Cairns.

Just last weekend, officers nabbed 230 people drink driving and 93 people drug driving.


Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating said the weekend before Christmas was traditionally a busy period with people travelling to and from festivities.

“Police are reminding everyone attending Christmas festivities and end-of-year functions this weekend to have a plan to get home safely,” Assistant Commissioner Keating said.

“Do not gamble with your life or the lives of other road users by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle affected by alcohol or drugs.

The 50-day Christmas Road Safety Campaign commenced on December 9 and continues until January 27, 2017.

Queensland’s road toll is currently 238, three more fatalities than this time last year.