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.

Bike rider left with brain damage after crashing bike almost five times the legal limit

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON  November 06, 2014

A DRUNK motorbike rider has told a court he suffered brain damage after crashing his bike at almost five times the legal limit.
Daniel Jon Loveridge, 31, was riding solo on Evergreen Drive in Kirwan when he fell off his motorbike at 3am on September 14.
He was knocked unconscious and taken to Townsville Hospital where a blood test showed he had a blood alcohol reading of .239 per cent.
A Townsville Magistrates Court was told it wasn’t Loveridge’s first drink driving offence, having been sentenced in 2010 for driving with an alcohol content of .123 per cent.

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A former police commissioner’s son has been jailed for six years for deliberately driving his ute into a Strand beer garden, injuring three soldiers.

Townsville Bulletin Greg Stolz 4 November 2014

Gold Coast electrician Darryl Stuart Robinson, 52, had been kicked out of the Seaview Hotel and was more than five times over the legal blood alcohol limit when he ploughed into the pub in what a judge described as an “appalling’’ act of vengeance.

The court was told Robinson, a self-confessed alcoholic and serial drink-driver, was working in Townsville in July last year when he was asked to leave the Seaview after making “inappropriate’’ and racist remarks.

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Operation Mike Mentor shines light on driver offences

Brisbane Times 2 November 2014

A joint operation between Queensland Police and the Department of Transport and Main Roads has netted dozens of offenders south of Brisbane on drink driving, drug and defective vehicle offences.

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Charges: Dangerous operation of a vehicle, Cooroy

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Police have charged a 44-year-old Pomona woman in relation to a fatal traffic crash that occurred in Cooroy on September 4.

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Measles warning

Via ABC Radio Brisbane on twitter

Measles warning for travellers: 3 infectious passengers were on Denpasar to Brisbane Jetstar flight JQ46 on Oct 15

Operation Mike Publish, North Brisbane

Qld Police Media October 15, 2014

Detectives from North Brisbane Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have today closed a significant operation targeting anti-social behaviour and squatting in the Aspley area.
Operation Mike Publish commenced this morning in two, short-term and residential parks on Gympie Road, Aspley as police executed eight search warrants.
Preliminary figures indicate 19 people were charged with 47 offences including stealing, drug possession/supply, drug driving and various traffic offences.

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Toowoomba ram rage leaves 10 vehicles damaged

Brisbane Times October 16, 2014

A 4WD driver who allegedly rammed nine other vehicles in a Queensland regional city has been charged with dangerous driving…
The 29-year-old man has now been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts each of endangering the safety of a person in a vehicle with intent, failure to comply with duties of a driver involved in a crash, public nuisance and one count each of obstructing police, driving under the influence and possessing dangerous drugs.

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