21,000 get chance to blow into the bag

CENTRAL Queensland police have nabbed more drink-drivers, conducted more random breath tests and attended to more crash injuries than their counterparts across the state's six policing districts over the past week.

So far officers from Mackay, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Gladstone, the Sunshine and Fraser coasts and Gympie have busted 99 boozy drivers during 21,337 RBTs as the state's holiday road safety campaign swings into high gear.

And the region shared the top tally of most people hurt in car crashes over the past seven days with 57 people injured in 42 accidents.

The same number of people have been hurt in the Brisbane police district.

Fixed cameras and mobile radars have caught 3382 speedsters in the central police region and officers caught 44 people not wearing seatbelts.

There have been 58 mobile phone offences and 801 other driving infringements.

Acting Police Minister Andrew Powell said it was time drinking and speeding drivers woke up to themselves.

- APN NEWSDESK



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