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.

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.

Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/23/charges-dangerous-operation-vehicle-cooroy/

 

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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Woman ‘stoned’, driving up to 160km/h in Sunshine Coast crash that claimed children’s lives

Courier Mail Kathleen Donaghey 11 October 2014

Toxicology results show Keisha Ann Jackson, 30, had cannabis in her system to a level police believe would have impeded her ability to safely drive a car.  Ms Jackson was found dead by passing drivers after her car speared off a bend on Mooloolah Connection Rd, Glenview, about 9pm on August 22, smashing into two trees which split the vehicle in half.

Read more:  http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/woman-stoned-driving-up-to-160kmh-in-sunshine-coast-crash-that-claimed-childrens-lives/story-fnihsrf2-1227086984443?from=public_rss

Lawyers for balcony murder accused Gable Tostee demand police hand over evidence

News.com.au October 10, 2014

LAWYERS for a Gold Coast playboy charged with the murder of a New Zealand tourist at his high-rise apartment have demanded police hand over key parts of the case against their client.
Gable Tostee, who once boasted of bedding about 150 women, faced Southport Magistrates Court Friday morning on one count of murder after a date night nightmare at his plush apartment.
Warriena Tagpuno Wright, 26, died after falling 14 floors from Tostee’s Surfers Paradise apartment balcony in August.

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Townsville truck driver escapes jail time after causing crash on the highway while driving his Holden rodeo ute

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON October 08, 2014

A TOWNSVILLE truck driver who has racked up 60 speeding and other traffic offences won’t be driving for the next four years after causing a high-speed crash.
Kyron Douglas Dendle, 29, was under the influence of speed when he dangerously operated his Holden rodeo ute, running up the back of one car before crashing with another.
Dendle was left hospitalised after his car rolled across the Warrego Highway, near Ipswich, and landed on the wrong lane on July 26 last year.

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