Officer slams drink-drivers for 'abysmal' behaviour

NAMBOUR Road Policing Unit's Senior Sergeant Dave Nelson has slammed the "abysmal" behaviour of drivers after another appalling week of punishments for drink-driving.

Madison Anne Holzberger, 23, of Scarborough, appeared in Caloundra Magistrates Court last week after being caught twice within 24 hours.

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After blowing 0.157%, Holzberger was sentenced to two years' probation and disqualified from driving for six months, before again receiving probation for her second offence - recording a BAC reading of 0.11% the morning after the first incident. She was disqualified from driving for three months for the second offence.

Snr Sgt Nelson said it was time that drivers took responsibility for their driving habits, after a horror run recently.

"Since July 1, Nambour Road Policing Unit has arrested 36 drink-drivers and issued 991 speeding tickets, and that's just personally issued tickets," he said.

"It's abysmal. In fact, it's disgusting and we are sick of it. It's about time the community started to take responsibility for the community's actions ... it's not up to the police force all the time.

"It's not the car, or the road, it's the person behind the wheel who causes these crashes."


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