Drivers ignore warning

FOUR drivers were caught drink driving on Shute Harbour Road last week despite warnings from police that the major road would always be a target for random breath tests.

A 27-year-old man was charged with drink driving on Shute Harbour Road in Airlie Beach at 4am on Saturday when he drove his Holden Commodore sedan into a ditch on the side of the road.

He recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.157.

A 21-year-old woman was charged with drink driving on Shute Harbour Road in Airlie Beach at 1.50am on Saturday.

A 30-year-old Cannonvale man blew 0.105 when he was stopped by police on Shute Harbour Road in Airlie Beach at 6pm on Saturday.

A 36-year-old Collinsville man was stopped on Shute Harbour Road in Airlie Beach for a breath test and blew 0.105 at 1am on Saturday morning.

The charges show Whitsunday police patrol the major road at various times, especially over the weekend.

Last week, Proserpine Magistrate Athol Kennedy and Whitsunday police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Steve O'Connell both spoke out about the chances of getting caught for drink driving in Airlie Beach and in particular, on Shute Harbour Road.


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