Police in the Maryborough district caught 67 people speeding.
Police in the Maryborough district caught 67 people speeding. Brittany Cook

Police target drink-drivers

HIGH range drink-drivers took to the roads across the Fraser Coast at the weekend, with police intercepting more than five motorists driving while heavily intoxicated.

Eight drink-drivers were caught at the weekend, according to Maryborough police traffic branch officer Sergeant Tony McCarthy, who said one driver recorded a reading more than six times the legal limit.

"We have caught several people driving under the influence and a lot of those are high range offences of more than .12%," Sgt McCarthy said.

"It's very worrying because these people know that they are affected by alcohol but they still choose to drive."

Police issued more than 100 traffic infringement notices at the weekend, Sgt McCarthy said, with speeding-related offences making up about 65%.

"We caught quite a few motorists driving at dangerous speeds," he said.

"One driver was going about 130kmh on Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd, which is a 100kmh zone.

"Drivers were also caught speeding on the Bruce Hwy, Burnett Hwy and River Heads Rd, and most of these vehicles were travelling between 20kmh and 30kmh over the limit."

Sgt McCarthy said several motorists were also issued tickets for dangerous driving, undue care and attention, mobile phone use and following too closely.