Students of Chanel College go exploring at the official launch of the Japanese Garden at Gladstone’s botanic gardens.
Students of Chanel College go exploring at the official launch of the Japanese Garden at Gladstone’s botanic gardens. Chrissy Harris

Drink-drivers keep police busy

POLICE were kept busy over the weekend with a hoax call of an armed man in the area along with three drink-drivers and a vehicle seizure.

A 23-year-old male was caught drink-driving at 12.50am on Saturday on Silverton Drive, Tannum Sands, with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.058.

At 3.20pm on Saturday, a 34-year-old male was caught speeding on the Bruce Highway and had an alcohol reading of 0.065.

At 8pm on Saturday, a 25-year-old male was caught on the Dawson Highway with a high- level UIL reading of 0.150.

A repeat unlicensed driver was intercepted on Laver Street at 10.20am on Saturday.

The 41-year-old male had his car seized for 48 hours.

Queensland Ambulance Services were also kept busy over the weekend responding to two horse-related incidents on Sunday.

A 34-year-old woman at Bororen complained of lower back pain after falling from a horse.

Not long afterwards, QAS responded to a call for a 12-year-old female who had also fallen off a horse at Calliope.

The region experienced fine and sunny weather over the weekend, which brought residents into the outdoors for such events as the opening of the Japanese Garden at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

Saturday was a beautiful warm winter's day after overcast wet conditions throughout the week. Sunday was fine with moderate NE winds.

Today will be mostly fine with the chance of a shower or two and light to moderate SE winds.

Temperatures for today will range from a low of 15 and a maximum of 24.

Tomorrow, expect a shower or two.



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