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Changes to police powers

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Mathew Sawyer
PO Box 3302

Total Signatures - 68

Sponsoring Member: Alex Douglas MP

Posting Date: 16/11/2010

Closing Date: 23/11/2010

Tabled Date: 24/11/2010

Responded By: Hon Neil Roberts MP on 20/12/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that police are able to charge a person, then subsequently have them convicted for being drunk in public, without a breathalyser test.  Regardless of a person's claim of soberness and request to be breathalysed, no breathalyser test is a lawful requirement of the charge.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to change legislation to make it compulsory to breathalyse a person prior to arresting them on alcohol-related charges.