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Roma behaves itself over the Christmas holidays

ROMA residents were relatively well behaved during the Christmas break, with police only finding one person who was driving under the influence of alcohol.

In total, only five people were found to be allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving - a significant drop from the previous Christmas period.

Police stopped a Roma man on December 21, who recorded a BAC reading of .102, or more than twice the legal limit.

The 30-year-old was charged with drink-driving and will appear in court.

But Acting officer-in-charge Scott Jackson said locals had been responsible during the festive break.

"We haven't had any fatigue cases, meaning everyone has been planning their trips," he said.

"Out of 100 breath tests, we only got one positive."

Police also only had to issue five speeding fines during the Christmas break, down from nine in 2014, with one Capalaba man caught doing 166kmh on the Carnarvon Hwy last week.

The 30-year-old has been hit with a $1099 fine, lost eight points off his licence and will appear in court next month.

Elsewhere, speed demons were causing the most trouble for Queensland Police as officers tried to stem the rising road toll on the Christmas holidays.

Road Policing Command Inspector Peter Flanders said a speed camera in the Southern Police Region, which includes the Darling Downs, Ipswich, the south-west and Moreton, clocked a driver travelling 84kmh over the limit on Monday.

The motorist was travelling in a 100kmh zone on the Bruce Hwy at Burpengary.

A sedan driver on the Centenary Hwy at Ripley was caught doing 141kmh in a 100kmh zone and another car was clocked at 47kmh over the 100kmh limit on the New England Hwy at Ballandean.

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