Police from the Southern Region praised the behaviour of revellers across the region who welcomed in 2020.
Crowds gathered at entertainment hubs, clubs and licensed venues with the overwhelming majority enjoying the new year celebrations and although police were kept busy, there were only a small number of arrests and no major incidents reported.
New Year’s Eve, a traditionally busy night for police across Queensland, saw a large police operation throughout the Southern Region with a focus on entertainment hubs and areas where large crowds gathered.
Some locally provided statics for the night include:
In Redcliffe, one person was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, another charged with wilful damage and public nuisance and one person charged with breaching a domestic violence order, public nuisance, wilful damage. Two people were also charged with common assault.
At Bribie Island, police issued a move on direction and two liquor infringement notices.
South West District
In Dalby, a person was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and in Charleville a person was charged with common assault.
South West District police conducted more than 300 random breath tests (RBTs) across the district detecting four drink drivers, with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) readings between 0.059 and 0.072 per cent.
In Ipswich, 17 people were charged with 28 offences including four people charged with public nuisance and one person charged with failing to leave a licensed premises, assault, obstructing police and disorderly conduct.
Ipswich District police conducted more than 800 RBTs detecting four drink drivers with BAC readings between 0.052 and 0.121 per cent.