Eyes on the Road Moreton, Monday June 19

The following information relates generally to road related enforcement operations and statistics 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 ending on June 18. The information has been compiled by the Deception Bay Road Policing Unit.

Road Fatalities

As of midnight on June 18, the Queensland road toll stands at 108 fatalities, six less than the same time last year and an increase of five from last week.

The Southern Police Region, of which Moreton is a member, has had 20 which is 13 less than last year.

Moreton District is sitting on six fatalities from five crashes; one up on last year.

Operations/Enforcement/Training

A major operation occurred at Mt Ommaney last week that involved the participation of Moreton Road Policing Units together with 14 other road policing units from across the south east corner. The high visibility saturation style operation resulted in some significant enforcement results in that area, namely 178 traffic infringements, 10 positive drug drivers, one drink driver and 18 registration offences.

Traffic Crashes

There were 29 traffic crashes reported in the Moreton District, five up on last week last week.

The Causes

  • Hit and run x 8
  • Due care x 4
  • Fail to give way x 2
  • Dangerous driving x 1
  • Road condition x 1
  • Unsafe lane change x 2
  • Public report x 2
  • Follow too close x 3
  • Drink Drive x 2
  • Dangerous drive x 1
  • Fail to maintain control x 2
  • Further enquiries x 1

Crash Locations

  • Redcliffe  – 6
  • Deception Bay – 2
  • Burpengary – 2
  • Caboolture – 14
  • Bribie Island – 4
  • Woodford – 0
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Disqualified/Unlicensed Driving

Twenty-four unlicensed/disqualified driver offences were detected during the last week across the district, seven less than last week. Of those, four lost their plates for seven days, two vehicles for 90 days and two vehicles were forfeited.

Offence Locations

  • Redcliffe – 8
  • Deception Bay – 4
  • Burpengary – 5
  • Caboolture – 6
  • Bribie Island – 1
  • Woodford – 0
  • Kilcoy – 0
  • Moore – 0

Drink/ Drug Drivers

Ten drink drivers were detected across the Moreton District and nine drug drivers were detected driving with specified drugs in their system.

On June 12 at 1.15am, a 42-year-old-woman from Ningi was intercepted after being observed driving on Bribie Island Road with her front tyre blown out. She was followed at slow speed after refusing to stop for police and was eventually detained at her home address. When questioned she allegedly made admissions to having consumed six beers and a bottle of wine. When returned to the police station she returned an alleged reading of .246 per cent BAC. She is due to appear at Caboolture Court on July 18.

On June 15 at 2am, police were flagged down by members of the public into the carpark of a fast food restaurant in Morayfield. There they located a 47-year-old Caboolture woman slumped behind the wheel of a car whilst the engine was still running. After taking several minutes to wake her, police ascertained that she had no alcohol in her system although she was displaying indicia. She was arrested and transported to Caboolture Hospital where a blood specimen was taken. She is set to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court on June 30.

On June 17 at 10.50am, police received reports of a vehicle being driven erratically, swerving, speeding and tailgating on the Bruce Highway southbound. Police intercepted the vehicle near Buchanan Road, Morayfield and identified the driver to be a 40 year-old-man from Holland Park. When breath tested he returned zero alcohol level. During the intercept the driver continued to display indicia similar to a drink driver. It is alleged that during the intercept, police located used syringes in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and transported to Caboolture Hospital where a blood specimen was taken. He is due to appear at Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 5.

On June 18 at 12:55am, police were called to a reported bicycle incident at Banks Entrance, Deception Bay. Police located a 38-year-old Deception Bay man lying on the street with a bike tangled up in his legs. The rider appeared to be asleep and when woken spoke incoherently. It is alleged he stated that he had consumed four litres of wine that day and that he could not remember falling off the bicycle. He was transported to Caboolture Hospital for treatment and arrested for riding a bicycle whilst under the influence of liquor. He is due to appear at Caboolture on July 25.

Offence Locations

Drink Drive       Drug Drive
Redcliffe 0 2
Deception Bay 4 2
Burpengary 1 1
Caboolture 2 4
Bribie Island 3 0
Woodford 0 0
Kilcoy 0 0
Moore 0 0

 

Dangerous Drivers

On June 16 at 1.30pm, police were advised by members of the public of a verbal argument occurring in Haskins Street Caboolture between two men. It is alleged that one of the men was in a car and the other on foot. Witnesses advise that the driver accelerated his car towards the man on foot and struck him in the leg and then left the scene at speed. Police identified the alleged offender as a 51-year-old man from Caboolture, attended his address and arrested him to appear at Caboolture Court on July 12.

Also on June 16 at 10.50am, police observed a known stolen vehicle being driven in Church Street Caboolture by a man known to them. They observed the driver overtake four stationary vehicles on the left, travel through a red light and veer into the path of oncoming vehicles. The vehicle was seen to speed off onto Morayfield Road. Police have been able to identify the driver of the vehicle and follow up enquiries are continuing.

Speed Camera

Speed camera was operated on 30 occasions across the district in the last week in areas at Redcliffe, Bribie, Caboolture, Deception Bay, Woodford and Kilcoy. Additional operations were also conducted by officers from Road Policing Command.

Four deployments on the Bruce Highway returned a total of only 1o alleged infringements with a high speed of 129km/h in the 110km/h zone.

A deployment on Bellmere Road, Caboolture returned 42 detections with a high speed of 90km/h in the 60 zone while a deployment on Bribie Island Road in the 80 zone returned 46 detections and a high speed of 108km/h.

Six deployments at different locations on Deception Bay Road detected 14 alleged offenders with a high speed recorded at 95km/h in the 70km/h zone.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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