Police keep drivers in check at Teewah over Easter

Sunshine Coast Police patrolling Noosa North Shore over the Easter break.

By Abbey Cannan

Happy campers were joined by police as they flocked to Teewah Beach over the Easter long weekend.

Officers from the Road Policing Unit and Tactical Crime Squad kept a close eye on drivers, with a joint operation between Queensland Police and National Parks ensuring all visitors had the required permits and followed the road rules.

The ongoing efforts from police will continue as the last year has seen a number of serious crashes at Teewah, with most caused by dangerous driving behaviours.

The operation at Teewah saw 560 random breath tests conducted over the Easter weekend, as well as 65 random drug tests.

Noosa Heads Police Officer in Charge Ben Carroll said out of the 560 random breath tests, just one person was caught drink driving.

“Police issued 98 traffic notice infringements over the long weekend,“ Snr Sgt Carroll said.

“These ranged from speeding on the beach, failure to wear helmet, unregistered vehicle, failure to wear seatbelt, and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.“

Five people tested positive out of the 65 random drug tests, while eight arrests and notices to appear were issued.