EVERYWHERE MAN: Police are out in force to catch drink drivers.
EVERYWHERE MAN: Police are out in force to catch drink drivers. Trevor Veale

65-year-old two times over the limit before lunch

A 65-YEAR-old man has been caught driving at two times over the limit at 10.40am.

Police conducting roadside breath tests intercepted the man on Mount Perry Rd, Bundaberg North, on Wednesday.

He blew .101%.

He was one of five drivers charged with drink driving between Tuesday and yesterday.

A 41-year-old Millbank man was intercepted by police and blew 0.081 about 2.40pm on Tuesday on Burrum St, Bundaberg West.

Two days later, a 28-year-old Thabeban man blew .071 when he was stopped by police about 12.45pm on Thabeban St in Norville.

About 8.50pm that night, a 35-year-old Kalkie man was pulled over by police and blew 0.138 on the Ring Rd at Woongarra.

Just over half an hour later on Bourbong St in Bundaberg Central, a 29-year-old Walkervale woman was stopped by police and blew 0.064.

Senior Constable Danielle Loftus said although most drivers obeyed the rules, the numbers were disappointing.

"Roadside Breath Tests (RBT's) are a daily activity performed by police in an effort to enforce road safety and reduce road trauma,” Snr Const Loftus said.

"Road safety is everyone's business and as a result we find many drivers who have a zero per cent breath alcohol concentration, which is great to know.”

"Disappointingly though, we also find drink drivers behind the wheel.”

The five drivers charged are due to appear in Bundaberg Magistrates Court.



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