Gold Coast Bulletin Tanya Westthorp February 28, 2014
A MAN was arrested after an epic chase at Tugun overnight after he allegedly crashed through the front fence of a house, swam in a lake and tried to outrun a police dog.
The incident started when police were called to the corner of Kitchener and Marion Streets at Tugun around midnight to reports a man was acting aggressively…
A 37-year-old Tugun man has been charged with dangerous driving of a motor vehicle, evade police, driving while under the influence of liquor or drugs and unlicensed driving.
7News AAP Melissa Grant and Stephen Johnson February 26, 2014
A jailed drink driver says police repeatedly stated they weren’t chasing him after his car hit and killed two pedestrians on a Queensland road, an inquest has heard.
Police had been trailing West Australian miner Brett Glenbar’s rental car before it crashed into Brisbane couple, Ronald Ellison, 46, and Jacqueline Sylvester, 40, and hit another vehicle.
An inquest is underway in Brisbane into the cause of the fatal collision and whether the intercept complied with Queensland Police’s pursuit policies.
Quest Newspapers Rebecca Danslow 24 February 2014
A MAN was charged with high-range drink driving at Bribie Island on Sunday after he was pulled over on his mobility scooter. Police allege he was more than three times over the legal alcohol limit. The 55-year-old Bongaree man was intercepted by police at Welsby Pde, Bongaree, about 3.20pm.
Courier Mail Tony Keim 25 February 2014
A REPEAT drink driver found slumped in her car after going to a bottle shop to buy vodka in the middle of the day returned a blood alcohol reading more than six times the legal limit but has escaped jail.
The Australian AP February 21, 2014
SAFETY researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the ageing populations swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they have been proved wrong.
Today’s drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations, and less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study by the US’s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Townsville Bulletin HARRY BRUMPTON and LIAM BUTTERWORTH February 20, 2014
TOWNSVILLE Crocodiles star import Josh Pace will find out his fate today after he allegedly crashed his car into a set of traffic lights under the influence early this week.
The 30-year-old was found by police still in his training uniform after allegedly running his red sedan into a set of traffic lights near the corner of Fraire St and Charters Towers Road just past 10.30pm on Tuesday.
Pace has been charged with blowing 0.102 — more than twice the legal blood-alcohol limit — and is due to face Townsville Magistrates Court on March 19.
Qld Police Media February 12, 2014
Police from Inner West Patrol Group received a very positive reception from motorists during the conducting of Operation Mountain Safe in the Mt Nebo area last Sunday February 9.
Inner West Patrol Group Acting Inspector Corey Allen said that during the operation about 170 drivers and riders were spoken to and without exception everyone supported our efforts and understood the message – that we want to save lives on mountain roads.
“Police made one arrest for drink driving when the driver of the first motor vehicle they stopped tested over the limit,” Acting Inspector Allen said.
Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON February 06, 2014
A DRIVER allegedly responsible for killing a woman and injuring two other motorists after crashing into their vehicles at up to 135km/h, told police that he had no major health problems.
Charles Gene Banhelyi, 71, was asked detailed questions from officers two weeks after the crash, with questions from when his last trip to the dentist was, what his plans were for the future and whether he had any phobias.
(Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health 30 January 2014) The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs detected in fatally injured drivers in the US steadily rose from 1999 to 2010 and especially for drivers who tested positive for marijuana. Researchers found that of 23,591 drivers who were killed within one hour of a crash, 39.7 percent tested positive for alcohol and 24.8 percent for other drugs. The prevalence of non-alcohol drugs rose from 16.6 percent in 1999 to 28.3 percent in 2010; for marijuana, rates rose from 4.2 percent to 12.2 percent.
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