Man going 191km/h caught on day one of road blitz

THE ANNUAL holiday road blitz has already uncovered 68 alleged drink drivers, 44 drivers positive to drugs and an alleged speedster caught going at 191km/h.

Queensland Police released the statistics from day one of their Road Safety Campaign's Festive Break phase on Saturday morning.

It showed officers made close to 12,000 random breath tests in 24 hours, with 68 of those people charged with drink driving.

A 72-year-old man from Burleigh Heads allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.257% - far and above the 0.05% limit.

Police said the driver caught allegedly going at 191km/h was snapped by a speed camera on the Pacific Motorway, a 110km/h zone, at Gaven.

The driver will receive an infringement with a penalty of $1,138 and eight demerit points.

The Festive Break phase of the QPS campaign will continue until January 3.


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