Police road campaign nabs drink drivers, speedsters

POLICE have been out in force on the region's roads this Christmas period.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said there had been 9951 random breath tests conducted in the southern region so far during the Christmas road safety campaign.

Forty-eight drink drivers were caught and no drug drivers.

In the same time there were 1276 speed camera detections, 23 people fined for seatbelt offences, 17 with mobile phone offences and a further 468 people were issued with speeding tickets, not detected from a camera.

In the southern region there have been 14 crashes with injury, with a total of 20 people injured.

There has been one fatal traffic crash in the Darling Downs region after a head-on crash between a four-wheel drive and a bus on the Warrego Hwy near the Oakey bypass on Christmas eve.

The driver of the four-wheel drive, a Brisbane man, died at the scene.

The Christmas road safety campaign started at 12.01am Wednesday last week and concludes at 11.59pm on Sunday.



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