Bribie Island Crime Report – March 2015

By Senior Sergeant Garth Peake

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Eyes on the Road

Moreton Police District by Senior Sergeant Garth Peake on March 2, 2015

The following information relates generally to road related enforcement operations and statistics as reported for the Moreton Police District which includes statistics for Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Burpengary, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Woodford, Kilcoy and Moore Police Divisions.

The statistics relate to the week February 23 to March 1, 2015.

As of midnight on 1.3.15, Queensland road toll was 32 fatality crashes, which is the same as this time last year and nine more than last week. Over the weekend across the state there were five fatalities in three crashes, thankfully none in our Region.

The Southern Police Region is recorded as having eight fatalities, eight less than last year.

The Moreton District remains on two fatalities this year, one more than last year’s progressive tally. Members of the Road Policing units were involved in a number of operations throughout the week. Patrols ranged from early morning starts, specific RBT centred duties and attending to a major AFL match conducted at the Burpengary Fields. Officers reported few issues with the traffic at this major local event.

There were 32 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District this week. This includes five public reported crashes recorded on the Police online facility. Hit and runs were again at the top of the hit list with 13 incidents reported, mostly at shopping centre car parks.

A speed camera was operated on 26 occasions across the district in the last week including Redcliffe, Bribie, Caboolture, and Woodford. The Bruce Highway was attended on three occasions with a high speed of 121 recorded. A deployment on Duffield Road, Redcliffe by State Road Policing Task Force returned 139 detections and a high speed of 120 in the 60 zone.

Forty-one unlicensed/disqualified offences were detected during the last week across the Moreton Police District which is down on last week’s high tally of 42. Of those detected, five had their plates seized for seven days and two for 90 days.

Sixteen drivers were again detected across the Moreton Region for drink driving offences last week, eight of which were detected by Road Policing units. One of the drivers detected ended over the high limit of .15%. with a reading of .190%, nearly four times the legal limit after being stopped for a speeding offence on the Bruce Highway near the Deception Bay Road overpass. The 49-year-old male driver is due to appear at Caboolture Court on the 23.3.15

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