Majority of truckies do right thing
ONLY 12 of the 250 heavy vehicles that police pulled over at Dysart recently were issued with infringement notices.
The two-day operation called Mackay Rush started on Tuesday and ended Wednesday.
Queensland Police sai the 'Anywhere, Anytime' credo resulted in the detection of 86 speeding motorists, three drink drivers and five drug drivers.
Police from Dysart, Middlemount, Moranbah, with the assistance of the Roadside Drug Testing Unit from State Traffic Taskforce, and officers from the Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Unit, conducted Operation Mackay Rush, targeting vehicles travelling on the Fitzroy Development Rd (Beef Rd) on December 4 and 5.
A total of 118 traffic infringement notices were issued, the majority for speeding offences, along with five licensing and five registration offences. One person was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug.
A learner driver was charged with drink driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and driving whilst unaccompanied.