Drunk cyclist nabbed in Maryborough on New Year's Eve

A MAN on a bicycle blew more than five times the legal limit in the early hours of the New Year.

Police will allege the 34-year-old Maryborough man had a blood alcohol reading of .258 when he was intercepted in March St.

Maryborough police arrested the cyclist for the alcohol-related offence about 1.30am.

Sergeant Steve Wheeler said the man was given notice to appear in Maryborough Magistrates Court on January 28.

Sgt Wheeler said Maryborough's good behaviour on New Year's Eve was tarnished by the foolish actions of one individual allegedly riding drunk on a bike and another man swearing in public.

In Hervey Bay, the police carried out an additional 12 arrests.

Sergeant Leesa Whalley said Hervey Bay police laid 22 charges between the 12 offenders who were taken into custody between 7pm on New Year's Eve and 1pm on January 1.

"Five infringement notices were also issued overnight," Sgt Whalley said.

"The most serious offences were a man who was arrested and charged over an assault incident where he failed to leave premises and obstructed police - and another man charged with assault occasioning bodily harm."

Police said revellers were mostly well behaved with crowd numbers affected by storm activity, rain and hot weather.



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