Category Archives: Traffic medicine

Incorporates references to driving offences related to all drugs (licit & illicit) and alcohol, includes Stilnox (Zolpidem).
EXCLUDES road deaths, vehicle accidents, pedestrial deaths UNLESS related to drink or drug driving.

Mother, seven times the legal alcohol limit, found guilty

Townsville Bulletin Samantha Healy  October 02, 2014

A TOWNSVILLE mother was almost seven times the legal alcohol limit when she picked her two young children up from school last month.
Tenielle Adcock, 35, pleaded guilty to drink driving this morning, and was fined $2000 and had her license suspended for 18 months.

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Entering a premises with intent charge, Maroochydore

Qld Police Media October 2, 2014

Police have charged a 26-year-old man following an incident at a pharmacy in Maroochydore overnight.
It will be alleged around 10.50pm last night a police patrol observed a car parked on the footpath outside a pharmacy on Aerodrome Road.
Further investigation revealed the front doors of the pharmacy had been smashed by the alleged offender using his vehicle and was still inside the premises.
It will be further alleged the man surrendered to police and was taken into custody.
A 26-year-old Maroochydore man has been charged with one count each of entering a premises with intent to commit an indictable offence and of driving under the influence.

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Paraplegic woman whose life was changed by a drink driver has been caught driving while drunk herself

Townsville Bulletin SAMANTHA HEALY  September 25, 2014

A TOWNSVILLE woman rendered paraplegic after she was hit by a drunk driver in 2001 has been caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol reading of 0.069 per cent.
Paralympian Asti Poole became an advocate against drink driving following her injury and says she hopes others learn from her “stupidity” after pleading guilty in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday.
Ms Poole was stopped by police on Mitchell St for a random breath test on September 7 and returned the 0.069 per cent reading.

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Update: Traffic incident, Noosa

Qld Police Media September 11, 2014

Police have charged a 63-year-old Noosa Heads woman after investigating a serious crash that occurred on May 26 at the intersection of Noosa Drive and Noosa Parade.
It will be alleged that at about 3pm a 24-year-old male German tourist was walking on the footpath of Noosa Parade when he was hit by a vehicle.
As a result of the crash, the man has had his left leg amputated below the knee and sustained multiple fractures to his right leg.
It will be alleged that the driver’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.127%.
The 63-year-old woman has today been served with a notice to appear for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm whilst adversely effected by an intoxicating substance and drive a motor vehicle whilst over the middle alcohol limit.
She is scheduled to appear in the Noosa Magistrates Court on September 30.

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Drug and Drink Driving, North Stradbroke Island

Qld Police Media September 11, 2014

Dunwich Police in conjunction with the Random Drug Testing Unit (RDTU) recently conducted Operation Mike Varta, targeting drug and drink driving on North Stradbroke Island.
This operation saw the RDTU attending the island on a regular basis over a three month period conducting mobile enforcement throughout June, July and August.
As a result 20 people were detected on a total of 29 offences.

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Motorist’s drunken swerving past police cars ‘a cry for help’

Brisbane Times 8 September 2014

Dallas Jade Steven Benko, 31, was more than three times the legal alcohol limit when he was driving on Compton Road in Stretton on January 28.

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High range drink driving charge, Eight Mile Plains

QPS News 6 September 2014

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly recording a blood alcohol reading of more than five times the legal limit at Eight Mile Plains this morning.  The driver returned a BAC of .293 per cent.  He was later transported to the QEII Hospital after reportedly ingesting perfume.

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