Drug and drink drivers caught
On Friday, police from the Fassifern, in conjunction with officers from the Ipswich Road Policing Unit, conducted a traffic operation in the greater Fassifern area.
Police conducted a total of 665 RBTs in various locations. This resulted in 14 infringement notices being issued as well as drink and drug drivers taken off our roads.
A Boonah woman, 34, will appear before the Ipswich Magistrates Court after being charged with unlicenced driving and drug driving after she was intercepted by officers from the Ipswich Road Policing Unit on Macquarie Street, Boonah on Friday morning. A search of the vehicle also found a quantity of drugs and utensils. The woman is due to appear in court in September.
A Bunburra woman, 45, was issued infringement notices for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle on Beaudesert Boonah Road, Wyaralong when she was stopped by police during the traffic operation. She was fined a total of $853 for the offences.
A Beenleigh man, 60, was intercepted by police on the Beaudesert Boonah Road, Wyaralong for a random breath test which returned a positive result. He was detained and taken for further testing. He is due to appear in Court September 15. A reading of 0.073% will be alleged.
A Boonah man, 22, was issued a Notice to Appear in Court for drug driving after he was stopped by officers from the Ipswich Road Policing Unit driving a vehicle on Ipswich Boonah Road, Peak Crossing. He is due to appear in court in September.
Man charged after Boonah carpark disturbance
Police were called to a disturbance in the rear carpark of the Boonah IGA at around 4.00pm on Saturday following reports of a loud disturbance.
A man was reported to have been threatening a woman in the carpark before following her inside, where IGA staff intervened and escorted the man from the business while the woman remained inside. The man had left in a vehicle before the police arrived. He was later located on the Gold Coast where he was arrested for breaching a condition of a Domestic Violence Order and remanded in custody to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on Monday.
Drivers found to be unlicenced or DUI
A North Ipswich man was issued with a Notice to Appear in Court for drug driving when he was stopped by officers from the Ipswich Road Policing Unit on Ipswich Boonah Road, Peak Crossing on Sunday morning. He is due to appear in Court in September.
A Crestmead male, 38, was issued with a Notice to Appear in Court for unlicenced driving after he was stopped by officers form the Ipswich Road Policing Unit on Sunday morning. The man was driving a vehicle on the Cunningham Highway, Mutdapilly when he was stopped. Checks revealed his licence was suspended due to an accumulation of demerit points. As this was his second Type 2 offence his number plates were confiscated for a period of seven days.
P Plater stopped for 134kph in 80km zone
A Labrador man, 19, will be facing six months without a driver’s licence after he was intercepted by Boonah Police who were conducting speed enforcement on the Cunningham Highway, Tarome on Sunday afternoon. Police observed the vehicle speeding down Cunningham’s Gap when he was intercepted travelling at 134kph in an 80kph zone. The P Plate driver was fined $1,245 for the offence.
Witnesses sought for Peak Crossing accident
Investigations are continuing into a two-vehicle traffic crash which occurred on the Ipswich Boonah Road, Peak Crossing at around 8.20am last Tuesday (August 11). Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sen Const Josh Piper at the Kalbar Station.
Front Counter Hours
Boonah and Harrisville Counters – unexpected closures
Unfortunately, regular counter hours will not be maintained at Boonah and Harrisville Station over coming weeks due to unplanned leave. The Officers in Charge of these stations apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Should you need to speak with an officer from any station please contact Policelink on 131 444 or email the station requesting contact. If you are trying to report an offence that is occurring at the time or an emergency, ring 000.
Station email addresses are
Boonah – Boonah.Station@police.qld.gov.au
Harrisville – Harrisville.Station@police.qld.gov.au
Kalbar – Kalbar.Station@police.qld.gov.au
Kalbar Station Front Counter Hours
Kalbar Station is open on Wednesdays from 8am-12pm. Anyone wishing to speak with Sen Const Piper outside those hours is asked to contact the Station via phone and make an appointment.