Gladstone region New Year’s revellers get a pat on the back

GLADSTONE police have commended the community on the well-behaved and happy New Year's Eve.

Police had beefed up patrols and community engagement for the last night of 2014 and watched over what turned out to be a quiet night.

Senior Sergeant Rosie Maloney said the watchhouse was quieter than on a normal Saturday night.

"On a Saturday night we normally have around 10 people in the watchhouse," she said. "Obviously, only having four on New Year's Eve is quite outstanding."

Snr Sgt Maloney said the patrols outside of the Safe Night Out Precinct were also quiet.

"We had no out-of-control parties and they were all very well managed," she said.

"People either stayed in or went out in the right manner."

She was impressed with the motorists being responsible with the alcohol.

"We had nil drink-drivers, which means the drink- driving message is getting through to people," she said.

"The whole of the Gladstone community acted in an appropriate manner. We would like this to continue for the rest of 2015."



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