Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

A Dangerous Weekend

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

A Dangerous Weekend

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Eliza Wheeler

CRASHES and drugged up and drunk drivers made it a busy weekend for police patrolling Fraser Coast roads.

Between Thursday and Sunday, Hervey Bay Police were called to five crashes, pulled over six drunk drivers, had three drivers test positive for drugs and stopped 10 people driving without a licence.

The most serious incident happened on Sunday afternoon about 12.40pm when a 17-year-old man crashed his Ute into a tree at Beelbi Creek and suffered life-threatening head injuries, and was later airlifted from Hervey Bay Hospital to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The weekend of misbehaviour kicked off on Friday night about 7.40pm, when police caught a 50-year-old Urangan woman driving with three times over the alcohol while she was driving along King St, Urangan.

Hervey Bay Sergeant Darren Morris told the Chronicle the behaviour of drivers over the weekend was "concerning".

"If you think you're affected by drugs or alcohol, don't drive," Sgt Morris said. …

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