Party-goers play by the rules

BUNDABERG residents may have partied hard over New Year’s Eve, but most people played by the rules, according to police.

December 31, 2008 saw Bundaberg Police make 36 arrests, but this time around they saw only a fraction of the action, with three arrests and four drink-drivers caught by the cops.

Senior Constable Joanne Lanzon said people were well behaved on the biggest night of the year.

“We had a massive operation last night, so if people had been doing the wrong thing, we would have caught them,” Snr Const Lanzon said.

The late shift at Bundaberg Police Station saw officers called out to 15 disturbances, one drunk and disorderly, one assault and five noise complaints.

“One person was arrested on public nuisance charges, and another person was arrested for public nuisance and suspicion of possessing stolen goods,” Snr Const Lanzon said.

“A third person was arrested for suspicion of stolen property.”

She said four drink-drivers were caught with blood-alcohol contents ranging from 0.078% to 0.15%.

“They were low to medium range drink-driving offences,” she said.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Bundaberg station officer Jonathon Blakely said the fire crew only had one callout all night.

“That was for a woman who had locked herself out of her house,” Mr Blakely said.

“We helped her get back inside then went back to the station.”

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