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.

Stolen vehicle drove on Gold Coast footpath, rammed parked cars, caused head-on after police chase

The Courier Mail Kathleen Skene, Gold Coast Bulletin July 21, 2016

A SANCTUARY Cove man will face court today after he allegedly drove onto a footpath, ramming parked cars and causing a head-on crash in Labrador after a two-suburb police chase last night.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/stolen-vehicle-drove-on-gold-coast-footpath-rammed-parked-cars-caused-headon-after-police-chase/news-story/ae27863341aaf1d9a9c978c6d92d0cf2

Update: Pedestrian seriously injured, Cairns

QPS News 16 July 2016

Police have charged a 57-year-old man following investigations into a serious traffic incident in Draper Street last night where a man was struck by a vehicle.  As a result a 23-year-old man sustained severe head injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested by police a short time later.  He undertook a breath test and allegedly returned a breath alcohol concentration of .083%.

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Pedestrian seriously injured, Cairns

High range drink driver, Moggill

QPS News 16 July 2016

A 41-year-old Bellbowrie woman was issued with a notice to appear charged with driving under the influence of liquor after she allegedly returned a breath alcohol concentration of 0.32 percent.

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Cars allegedly forced to swerve before crash

The Courier Mail Alison Marks, Gold Coast Bulletin July 13, 2016

A MAN has been arrested after a horror crash at Southport this morning.
Witnesses say the man was driving on the wrong side of the road at Marine Pde when his car crashed head-on into a car with a mother and two children inside.
The man behind the wheel allegedly attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by security guards working at the nearby Sundale Bridge and detained until police arrived.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/cars-allegedly-forced-to-swerve-before-crash/news-story/33f82107f81a51e26c24bcbe9e705ac0

Qld Police media report: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/07/13/update-dangerous-driving-charge-southport/

Queensland’s worst drink driver allegedly kicked out of traffic course for being drunk

The Courier Mail Meagan Weymes, Gold Coast Bulletin July 8, 2016

QUEENSLAND’S worst drink-driver was allegedly kicked out of a traffic offenders’ program for being drunk before being sentenced for drink-driving.
Angela Bisson, 42, was found slumped at the wheel outside a Runaway Bay cafe in October last year and blew 0.48, or almost 10 times the legal limit.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/queenslands-worst-drink-driver-allegedly-kicked-out-of-traffic-course-for-being-drunk/news-story/65d002e0c46b6a8f816c79fc77b33c1a

Drink-driver Angela Bisson has jail sentence overturned on appeal

Courier Mail Greg Stolz 5 July 2016

QUEENSLAND’s drunkest driver has had her jail sentence overturned after an appeal judge slammed the punishment as ‘manifestly excessive’. Angela Bisson has also had her 30-month driving ban slashed to two years.

The Gold Coast hairdresser was sentenced to two months jail in Southport Magistrates Court in April after pleading guilty to driving with an ‘abominable’ blood alcohol reading of .48 per cent – almost 10 times the legal limit.  Hospital tests revealed the extreme reading,

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Dangerous operation of motor vehicle, Zillmere

Qld Police Media 1 July 2016

Police have charged a man after a police car was damaged at Zillmere yesterday…
A 21-year-old Lawnton man has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, obstruct police and unrelated property offences.

Read more: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2016/07/01/dangerous-operation-motor-vehicle-zillmere/