A 34-year-old Cannonvale man was arrested and later issued with a liquor infringement notice to the value of $378 for being a public nuisance. We doubt he would have complained though…
Proserpine police became aware of the man walking along Shute Harbour Road in the vicinity of Strathdickie Road, Hamilton Plains at about 7:50pm on July 16. The man was alleged to have been heavily affected by liquor as he was walking, often straying onto the road in front of traffic causing cars to take evasive action. It is also alleged that in this state the man has unintentionally walked in front of a moving cane train!
On police arrival, the man was arrested and transported to the Whitsunday Watchhouse for his own safety. He was later issued with the infringement notice.
Drink driving is universally recognised as a life threatening activity. Walking home while impacted by alcohol obviously creates a whole new different set of risks. However, the conclusion is potentially the same.
If you plan to drink, plan not to drive does not mean walk home drunk.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.