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.

Woman blows .259 after tree smash

Gold Coast Bulletin Mackenzie Ravn 26 May 2015

A DRIVER more than five times over the legal blood-alcohol limit was injured when she crashed her car at Robina last night.

The 43-year-old was travelling along Robina Parkway when she lost control of her vehicle.  “She crashed her white Hyundai hatch vehicle into a tree on Robina Parkway about 10.50pm,” a police spokeswoman said.

The Elanora woman allegedly recorded a reading of .259 at the scene and was treated for minor injuries.  She has been issued with a notice to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on June 10.

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Hit and run traffic crash, Miami

QPS News 16 May 2015

A three vehicle crash at Miami late last night saw one driver flee the scene and two teenagers hospitalised with serious injuries.  Police will alleged that a 24-year-old Surfers Paradise man, the driver of the third vehicle (second white sedan), returned a positive roadside breath specimen and was charged with driving under the influence of liquor with an alleged blood alcohol concentration of 0.161 per cent. He is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on May 28.

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No jail for tram track drunk driver

Gold Coast Bulletin Meagan Wymes 11 May 2015

A MAN who drove onto the Sundale Bridge and got his car wedged on the tram tracks while four times over the legal alcohol limit has escaped jail time.

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Gympie drink-drivers need ‘wake-up call’

ABC News Jo Skinner 11 May 2015

A road trauma expert says drink-drivers in the Gympie region of southern Queensland should attend compulsory rehabilitation programs.

More than 30 drink-drivers were lectured by Gympie magistrate Maxine Baldwin, about the dangers of driving under the influence, when they fronted court last week.

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Traffic crash, Bray Park

QPS News 9 May 2015

Police have charged a man after he allegedly crashed into a house at Bray Park in the early hours of this morning.  The driver has been charged with one count of driving under the influence of liquor and is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on May 25.

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Drugged boaties putting lives at risk

Townsville Bulletin CHRISTIE ANDERSON SAMANTHA HEALY May 08, 2015

A WHITSUNDAY skipper was fined and sacked after being caught piloting a ferry with cannabis in his system.
Luis Filipe Sanchez, 51, was drug-tested after docking the 18m passenger ferry – with 15 passengers aboard – at Abel Point Marina at Airlie Beach on August 8, 2014.
Sanchez was fined $400 in a Townsville court last week.
He lost his job but has reportedly since found other work driving vessels.
He and two other skippers were caught after the Yeppoon Water Police travelled north to conduct random testing.
Sanchez was one of 12 skippers who returned positive results from 70 drug tests conducted by the Police Roadside Drug Testing Unit and Water Police last year.

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Police officer served with NTA – Brisbane Region

Qld Police Media 30 April 2015

A 36-year-old male Constable from Brisbane Region has today been charged with drink driving offences while off duty.
The officer has been given a Notice to Appear (NTA) in the Holland Park Magistrates Court on May 6, 2015. The officer has not been stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service at this time.

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