Origin loss upside: Just 1 morning-after drink driver nabbed

QUEENSLAND'S State of Origin loss may have had an upside, with only one morning after drink driver caught in a targeted police operation.

The motivation to party into the night may well have dissolved for many with Wednesday night's final score line, and that apparently was evident in the results of yesterday's drink driving blitz.

Beerwah police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Scott Wiggins said officers conducted 190 random breath tests on various locations between 5am and 1pm.

He said it was specifically aimed at nabbing drivers who had not sobered up enough after State of Origin to be behind the wheel.

A 45-year-old Sippy Downs man was the only one caught, registering a blood alcohol content of 0.089 when stopped on Steve Irwin Way about 7am.

Seven speeding drivers, nine unregistered vehicles, three uninsured vehicles, two unlicensed drivers and one failure to wear a seatbelt were also detected.

Snr Sgt Wiggins said the blitz was part of a week-long operation focused on drink driving and hooning hotspots.

Officers will continue the operation until Sunday.


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