Mackay man ‘blows .186’ at CQ mining town

A MACKAY man has been allegedly caught drink-driving at a Central Queensland mining town while more than three times the legal limit.

A 28-year-old Andergrove man allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .186 on Sunday, October 25.

The man was intercepted by Moranbah police for a roadside breath test at 12.19am while driving on Belyando Ave, Moranbah.

The driver was taken to Moranbah Police Station where his licence was immediately suspended.

He is due to appear in Moranbah Magistrates Court on December 10.

Senior Sergeant Adam Dyer said the drink-driver placed himself and other road users at serious risk.

"It is really disappointing that someone would take the risk of driving while so heavily intoxicated as doing so places themselves and other road users at serious risk," he said.

"Moranbah Police would like to remind drivers that driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have tragic consequences. Don't take the chance.

"Losing your licence could cost you your job or crashing your car could be far worse."

Snr Sgt Dyer said Moranbah Police would be taking a proactive approach to policing Moranbah's roads, conducting RBT's anytime, anywhere.

"You can expect to see police officers stopping vehicles and testing drivers for being under the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol at all hours of the day and night.

"Put some thought into your weekend and holiday activities now and remember many alternatives exist to avoid drink driving.

"Planning to drink means planning not to drive."