Police patrol races with a good crowd

EMERGENCY SERVICES: Police Paul Donaldson BUN120617POL2

POLICE have praised the behaviour of the more than 600 people who attended the Eidsvold Races at the weekend.

Acting Sergeant for the Eidsvold Police Troy Moxly said officers caught just one driver with a positive result from a roadside breath test from the 70 tested.

"The driver was a 63-year-old male who returned a second reading of 0.054%. He was charged by police and is due to attend Gayndah Magistrates Court later next month,” Sgt Moxly said.

"Although some may see this as 'low range', any reading, 0.050% and above is an offence, and one of the Fatal Five.”

Another driver was issued with a traffic infringement notice for driving an unregistered vehicle.

Mr Moxly said due to the high police presence in the region, no good order offences or assaults occurred.

"I would like to thank the event organisers and volunteers involved that put on such a well-run and well received day,” he said.

"By organising buses to ferry attendees to and from the event, police were able to focus more of the limited vehicles coming and going which made things run smoothly, so thank you.”

Officers from as far as Bundaberg and Biloela were out in force at the annual event, plus tactical crime squad officers from Maryborough and assistance from Mundubbera police.

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