The silly season kicks in on roads
IT SEEMS the silly season is already getting out of hand, with police arresting four drink-drivers on Wednesday night.
Bundaberg police Sergeant Steve Lancaster said the arrests of the four drivers, along with a man caught causing a public nuisance, was unusual at this time.
"It appears that people have over-indulged in the lead-up to the festive season," Sgt Lancaster said.
"Police believe this was an unusual spike in drink driving offences."
The first alleged drink driver, a 33-year-old woman, was caught about 10.15pm on Woongarra St with a blood alcohol level of .168%.
The second person arrested was a 30-year-old man, who allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.62% while driving along Burrum St.
Sgt Lancaster said the arrests continued about 2.10am, when a 33-year-old woman was allegedly driving with a reading of .091%.
A 37-year-old woman was also arrested just after 4am on Walker St, where she was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol level of .101%.
"I'd like to warn motorists to not drink and drive, and arrange alternative means of transport, including taxis," Sgt Lancaster said.
Bundy's Designated Driver business owner Robert Pohlmann said he had seen a spike in business recently.
The business allows drivers to take their car to their destination and be driven home in their own car afterwards.
"Being the silly season, it's been quite busy," he said.
"This way people know that their car will be at home, safe and in one piece."
Mr Pohlmann said the designated driver service started at $20 for the first 5km.
"We're a bit dearer than a cab if you're going one way, but we're cheaper than taking a cab both ways."
GET HOME SAFE
Don't risk your life drink-driving. If you need a lift, call:
Bundaberg Cab Co on 4151 2345
Bundy's Designated Driver on 0406 035 796 or 0414 417 726