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Operation Anticline deters drink and drug driving, Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Police conducted Operation Anticline between Monday, May 31 and Friday, June 4. The aim of the operation was to detect, deter and disrupt road crime within the Magnetic Island Policing Division. The operation involved Townsville Rapid Action and Patrols (RAP) officers and Magnetic Island officers. Police performed duties including static and mobile interception of vehicles and charged seven people with seven traffic offences, including four drug driving offences. During one incident at about 11am on June 1, police intercepted a vehicle on Sooning Street, Nelly Bay, and conducted a roadside breath test (RBT). As a result of further testing, the driver allegedly recorded a reading of 0.138 per cent BAC. A 40-year-old New South Wales woman was charged with drink driving and is due to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on June 30. During the operation, police also issued 21 traffic infringement notices and conducted over 200 RBTs. Sergeant Stephen Lord said the operation delivered a highly visible policing presence to deter drink and drug driving offences within the Magnetic Island Policing Division. If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at Quote this reference number: QP2100979062.

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