Topics:  drink-driving, new year's eve, operation stopper, police, rbt

Drink-drivers caught out on motorway

A MAJOR sting targeting New Year's Eve revellers driving back to Ipswich resulted in 10 arrests for 10 drink-driving and a host of other charges.

Two motorists allegedly attempted to dodge the RBT, but got more trouble than they had bargained for, hitting stingers police had set up at the end of a road block.

Police set up a road block on the Ipswich-bound lanes of the motorway at Redbank from 1.30am to 6am yesterday doing 882 random breath tests.

Inspector David Preston said police detected 18 serious offences during Operation Stopper.

Of those, 10 were charged with drink-driving.

There were also 17 infringement notices issued to drivers who committed offences including speeding, while eight notices were issued for unlicensed or unregistered driving.

The road toll for the Ipswich police district for 2012 finished at 17 - two more than 2011.



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