Drugs and Alcohol in Brisbane – Dec 2, 2007

Queensland Police is now conducting random Roadside Drug Tests state-wide. The tests detect use of drugs including cannabis, ecstasy, ice and speed.

Those who fail a random RDT face automatic suspension of their driving license (24 hours) plus the prospect of fines of up to $1,050, permanent license loss and three months’ jail if convicted.

Of the 63 drivers in Brisbane tested overnight Friday, five of those tested positive for illicit drugs (Brisbane Times).

Meanwhile, a woman was arrested after fleeing after a car accident in Brisbane on Saturday (news.com.au). She allegedly had a blood alcohol level more than 8x the legal limit.
Good luck to her defence lawyer!