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.

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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Man crashes car, done for drink driving on his quest to get ice cream

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON  September 05, 2014

A MAN’S craving for ice-cream ended in grief after he drove drunk through McDonald’s and rear-ended the car in front.
James Robert White, 56, had been out celebrating his birthday on June 30 when he decided to visit the drive-through on his way home.
A Townsville Magistrates Court heard White ran into the car in front but asked the female driver not to call police so his insurance company wouldn’t find out he was drunk. He then drove off without giving her his details.

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Mum on school run allegedly eight times over the legal limit

Townsville Bulletin HARRY BRUMPTON  September 04, 2014

A MOTHER who drank enough to be “clinically dead” has been caught behind the wheel with her two young children on board.
The Mount Louisa woman blew 0.397 per cent, almost eight times the legal limit, when a member of the public dobbed her in at Mount Louisa on Monday afternoon.
Police said it was the highest blood-alcohol reading they had recorded in years.

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Police officer stood down in Brisbane Region

Qld Police Media 21 August 2014

A senior constable from the Brisbane Region has been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service.
The officer, a 39 year-old man, is the subject of an investigation relating to an incident of drink driving on August 3 and unprofessional conduct toward fellow officers.

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