‘We are out there testing drivers’: police

WHILE the majority of drivers follow the law, police say some people just aren't getting the message about drink driving.

Gladstone Sergeant Royce Devlin said publicly naming those found guilty of drinking driving was useful, because it kept the issue in the forefront of peoples' minds, reminding them that police are on the roads breath testing drivers.

"If you get caught, your name is going to end up in the paper and everyone will know," Sgt Devlin said.

"There are significant consequences of drink driving. You could lose your licence, you could lose your job, and you could seriously injure yourself or someone else.

"If your judgement is impaired by drink driving you could even end up being responsible for someone else's death.

"It's not worth the risk. Get a mate to drive you home."



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