TENS of thousands of school leavers are keeping police on the Gold Coast busy during the annual Schoolies' Week celebrations.

On Saturday night, 19 males and one female were arrested. 

The majority were caught for drunk and public nuisance offences and five with drugs.

Another 47 "schoolies" were also issued with liquor infringement notices, compared with 110 for the same day last year.

However, according to the police, it was the "toolies" - older hangers-on - who caused the most headaches.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au

Kieran Salsone

Firefighters battle five grass fires in two hours

Firefighters battle five grass fires in two hours

ONE blaze was burning close to a property in the series of fires

Alleged drugged highway driver to face court

Alleged drugged highway driver to face court

Man charged with disqualified driving

Driver busted doing 127km/h in highway blitz

Driver busted doing 127km/h in highway blitz

One driver was 27km/h over the limit

Local Partners