Gladstone region busy over weekend

THERE was plenty to do in the Gladstone region over the weekend.

The TAG125 Enduro Carts was held at the Gladstone Kart Track on Saturday with celebrity V8 Supercar drivers dropping in to sign autographs for fans.

The 2010 Gladstone Police Charity Ball was held at the Grand Hotel on Saturday night, raising money for charity, and camel races were held at the Gladstone Turf Club on Saturday.

Markets were on at Kin Kora Stockland, drawing locals out for cheap bargains, however, rain dampened the open air event late in the morning.

Police reported a quiet weekend, however, they were called to a disturbance near Parkland on Glenlyon Road at 4.45am on Sunday. A man was attacking a woman and, when police arrived and separated them, the man tried to attack police officers.

The man had to be capsicum sprayed and was arrested.

Queensland Fire and Rescue responded to an oil fire on a stove in Whitney Street at 12.14am on Sunday. A resident was cooking with oil on the stove when it ignited. The pan which was on fire was taken outside and extinguished by fire officers who then ventilated the house.

Queensland Ambulance Service treated a person on site for burns to the hands.

Damage was caused to the rear of the stove and the wall and ceiling behind the stove.

Smoke damage was evident throughout the house. Police, fire and ambulance attended.

Only one drink driver was intercepted by Gladstone Police over the weekend.

A 29 year old male driver was picked up at 3.30am on Sunday morning on Auckland Street with a blood alcohol reading of 0.109.

He will appear in Gladstone Magistrates Court at a later date.

Gladstone VMR had a quiet weekend with only one incident.

A 20 foot boat moored in Keppel Creek sunk overnight on Saturday and the VMR will tow it out today.

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