School leavers holidaying in Airlie Beach have been well behaved according to police. Picture: Supplied
School leavers holidaying in Airlie Beach have been well behaved according to police. Picture: Supplied

IN NUMBERS: Drug arrests, public urination and partying

FROM schoolies to main street shenanigans, here are the crimes Whitsunday Police have dealt with this week.

On the main street of Airlie Beach, police have issued six move on directions and dealt with seven public nuisance and two public urination offences, all of which were unrelated to schoolies.

In one incident on Wednesday, two 21-year-old women got involved in an altercation with another two women.

Whitsunday Police Sergeant Barry Haran said the women were all “of similar age”.

Security guards on the main street of Airlie Beach stepped in before police were called.

Both women were charged with assault and public nuisance and are scheduled to appear in court on December 14.

Whitsunday police have also carried out 13 drug-related arrests from both warrants and random intercepts.

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Earlier this week, Whitsunday police gave a glowing report of school leavers letting their hair down in Airlie Beach.

Sgt Haran said of about 400 schoolies in Airlie Beach, there had been six cases of public consumption of alcohol.

One 18-year-old Sunshine Coast schoolie was pulled over on Waterson Way at 7.15pm on Wednesday.

The man allegedly returned a reading of 0.04 per cent while driving on a P-plate licence.

The schoolie joins a raft of other driving offences across Airlie Beach this week with about 30 traffic offence tickets issued, which varied from speeding to unregistered and unlicensed driving.

Five alleged drink drivers were also pulled over on Monday and Tuesday, with one 22-year-old woman allegedly returning a reading double the legal limit.

Police said they were also awaiting test results for drug-driving related matters.


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