Man to face court on drink driving charge, police seize cars after crackdown on road safety at Browns Plains

CRACKING DOWN: Police breath tested more than 1000 drivers between Thursday and Sunday.
CRACKING DOWN: Police breath tested more than 1000 drivers between Thursday and Sunday.

ONE man will face court for drink driving and two more drivers have had their cars seized by police in a four day crackdown on road safety.

Officers from the Browns Plains police station hit the streets from Thursday to Sunday as part of Operation Own It, encouraging motorists to take responsibility for safe driving.

Police conducted more than 1000 breath tests, as well as license checks, speed detection and vehicle defect checks.

A 35-year-old man from Boronia Heights was charged after allegedly recording a blood alcohol content of 1.34 per cent, nearly three times the legal limit.

The maximum penalties for a first-time offender between 0.1 and 0.15 per cent blood alcohol content is a fine of $2,669, or having their license disqualified for three months to a year.

The man will face court next week.

Police will also apply to have two cars forfeited to the state under repeat offender legislation after seizing them from motorists for disqualified or unlicensed driving.

During the short operation, eighteen people copped fines for offences including speeding, driving defective vehicles or driving unaccompanied as a learner.

Police charged two motorists driving unregistered vehicles, three driving unlicensed, one driving with a disqualified license and one driving an uninsured car.

Senior Constable Craig Jolly said police would continue to work to educate the community on the importance of safe driving.

"We will also vigorously disrupt unlawful behaviour on the roads and in our community."

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