23 charged under targeted Whitsunday police operation
MORE than 20 people were charged in the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct at the weekend as part of a police operation.
Whitsunday Police commenced Operation MKY capture on the long weekend, which was aimed at targeting disorderly behaviour in the Airlie Beach Safe Night Precinct.
Police charged 23 people with a range of offences over the course of three days.
These included a range of charges from public nuisance to the possession of cocaine.
Whitsunday Police Acting Senior Sergeant Jason Colley said offences committed in the Safe Night Precinct could result in bans of up to three months and $800 fines.
“Police will not tolerate any violent or disorderly behaviour within the Safe Night Precinct,” he said.
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At 7.30pm on Saturday October 3, police saw a 19-year-old woman from Cannon Valley walking in the middle of Shute Harbour Rd in Airlie Beach.
Sgt Colley alleged the woman was “intoxicated and causing a disturbance”.
“The (woman) was observed kicking vehicles and yelling as she was walking along,” he said.
She was issued with an $800 infringement notice for public nuisance and a 10-day banning notice.
On Saturday October 3, officers pulled over 22-year-old P-plate driver on Erromango Dr in Jubilee Pocket.
A roadside breath test was given to the Jubilee Pocket man who allegedly returned a reading of 0.153 per cent, more than three times the legal limit.
The man was charged with high range drink-driving and his licence was immediately suspended.
He will be appear in Proserpine Magistrates Court on October 19.