Queensland Police are reminding motorists the importance of not to drink and drive this festive season or ever as it is all bad.
Police in the Logan District have responded to a spate of serious traffic crashes in the lead up to Christmas.
In three days, police have responded to two traffic crashes of which initial investigations revealed alcohol was a contributing factor.
On Wednesday, December 16 at around 7.30pm, Logan Central Police attended Railway Parade, Logan Central after members of the public alerted emergency services to a vehicle that had crashed into a traffic light.
The vehicle did not remain at the scene and was last sighted turning onto Wembley Road.
Another crew from Logan Central were conducting proactive patrols nearby on Kingston Road, Slacks Creek when a vehicle sparked their interest.
After allegedly driving over a raised cement island, police followed the vehicle for a short distance.
It came to a stop in the middle of an intersection despite having a green light and right of way.
The vehicle was intercepted and the driver, a 52-year-old Cannon Hill man, allegedly returned a positive roadside specimen of breath.
He was transported to Logan Central Police Station for further testing that allegedly resulted in a breath alcohol concentration of 0.355 per cent.
The 52-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol 0.150 and over.
He is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 13, in relation to this matter.
Simultaneously, Woodridge Police Beat were conducting proactive patrols of Kingston Road, Kingston.
Police observed a vehicle stopped at a set of traffic lights.
When the light turned green, the vehicle allegedly spun its tyres and drove off.
The vehicle was intercepted and the driver, a 39-year-old Marsden man, allegedly returned a positive roadside specimen of breath.
He was transported to Logan Central Police Station for further testing that allegedly resulted in a breath alcohol concentration of 0.127 per cent.
The 39-year-old man was charged with driving over the middle alcohol limit (0.100).
He is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on January 20.
Investigations are continuing after a serious three-vehicle traffic incident occurred at the intersection of Loganlea Road and the north-bound Pacific Highway Service Road, Slacks Creek.
On Friday, December 18, at around 8.38pm, Logan Central and Springwood Police attended the scene after members of the public alerted emergency services to a serious traffic incident.
Initial investigations allege a white station wagon exited the north-bound lanes of the Pacific Motorway.
Upon reaching the intersection, the vehicle has collided with two other vehicles waiting at a red traffic light.
The driver of the station wagon, his passenger and another driver were transported to hospital as a precaution.
The driver of the white station wagon was required to provide a specimen of blood for analysis.
No serious injuries were reported and investigations are ongoing. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or has relevant dash-cam footage, to contact them.