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Police issue warning about drink and drug driving

CAIRNS police are reminding motorists to think before they decided to drink or do drugs and drive after officers intercepted several inhibited drivers last night and early this morning.

A 20-year-old Trinity Park woman was charged with mid-range drink driving after she was intercepted by police on Lake Street at 3am yesterday, 7 December.

Police conducted a breath test and she allegedly recorded a reading of 0.112, she was then charged with one count of mid-range drink driving and issued with a notice of suspension.

A 34-year-old White Rock man was intercepted driving a Toyota on Grafton Street at about 1.15am this morning.

Police conducted a breath test and he allegedly recorded a reading of 0.197.

He was then charged with one count of high-range drink driving and issued with a notice of suspension.

Both drink drivers are scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 22 December.

A 52-year-old Manunda woman was intercepted driving a Subaru in Lake Street at about 4am today.

She allegedly returned a positive drug test and was issued with a notice and suspension notice and charged with one count each of drug driving and possess drug utensils.

Police are awaiting further drug test results and she is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 11 January.

A 21-year-old Manoora man was intercepted driving a Kia on Mulgrave Road Parramatta Park at about 8pm yesterday, 7 December.

He allegedly returned a positive drug test and was issued with a notice of suspension and charged with one count of drug driving.

Police are awaiting further drug test results and he is scheduled to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on 12 January.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Need for better services not VAD and Barron River bridge consultation ends today.

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