Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Muster's Patrons Party Responsibly

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Muster's Patrons Party Responsibly

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Byline: Carly Morrissey

OUT of 1456 random breath tests conducted at the Muster last week, police didn't catch one drink driver.

Gympie District Traffic Branch officer in charge Sergeant Peter Webster said roads to and from the Muster were targeted from Thursday and police were still out there yesterday.

Sgt Webster said he was happy with the responsible attitude Muster patrons had towards drink driving, considering thousands had descended on the Amamoor Creek event.

Gympie traffic police were joined by state, district and Imbil police to conduct the RBTs. During the blitz, 65 traffic infringement tickets were issued and four notices to appear in Gympie Magistrates Court.

There was one crash, Sgt Webster said, when a car hit a cow on Saturday night, but the crash was not officially reported to police.

"Considering the amount of people at the Muster and alcohol consumed, we are pretty happy with the response," he said. "There didn't seem to be a mad rush of traffic like previous years. …

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