Monaro to chase down speedsters
By ZOE SINCLAIRzoe@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org
IT may have been every guy's dream car but the brand new red Holden Monaro was Gladstone police's new weapon against crime.
The new patrol car spent its first day on the road yesterday and Gladstone police traffic branch expected it would help them in their crackdown on drink driving over the holiday season.
Senior Constable Darryl Richter said the patrol car would be shared across the central police region which stretches from Gladstone to Mackay.
Snr Const Richter estimated the patrol car would be in Gladstone about once a month.
The most valuable feature of the patrol car was its visibility, according to Snr Const Richter.
'Many people don't notice the white police car,' Snr Const Richter said.
'Most people know this one and know they're looking for people speeding or committing offences.'