Cops are out in force with zero tolerance

AFTER two tragic deaths on our roads in only four days, Bundaberg police are warning people to stay safe especially as they ring in the new year this evening.

On Friday, a 25-year-old man was killed when his truck left the road on North South Rd at Apple Tree Creek and overturned.

The man died at the scene and it is believed he was not wearing a seatbelt.

Only days earlier on Christmas Eve, a 69-year-old man was killed when his car crashed into a tree at Baumanns Rd, Avondale.

Bundaberg police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Erwin Hoffmann said police would be heavily patrolling the region tonight and would take a zero tolerance approach to anyone caught breaking the law.

"The number one message for (tonight) is don't drink and drive," Snr Sgt Hoffmann said.

"Pre arrange your transport to and from wherever you're going to be celebrating.

"There will definitely be a number of RBT static and mobile sites."

But the officer said the roads were not the only place being watched.

"We're not the fun police but we are charged with keeping the community safe and that's what we intend to do," Snr Sgt Hoffmann told the NewsMail.

"Don't end up in our watchhouse for New Year's Eve because I can guarantee that people who do act in an antisocial manner, that's where they'll end up.

"We will be patrolling heavily on water and on the land."



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