By CAITLIN CROWLEY

A FOUR-DAY police blitz in the South Burnett targeting dangerous drugs and road safety has resulted in hundreds of traffic intercepts and multiple arrests, with 62 people nabbed driving over the speed limit including one man clocked at a blistering 164km/h.

The 21-year-old Sunshine Coast driver was allegedly caught in a 100km/h zone, copping a $1200 fine and losing his license for six months.

A Lockyer Valley man was also busted doing 139km/h in a 100 zone, leaving local police fuming.

‚ÄúSpeed is a critical factor in road fatalities, and unfortunately 12 people have lost their lives on roads in the Darling Downs this year, which is five more than this time last year,” South Burnett Patrol Group Inspector Scott Stahlhut said.

Operation Boa saw detectives and general duties officers from Murgon and Cherbourg, Darling Downs Tactical Crime Squad and the Road Policing Task Force unite for the regional crackdown.

Police conducted 409 roadside breath tests and 93 roadside drug tests, resulting in two positive results.

Police executed five search warrants in relation to possession and supply of dangerous drugs in Cherbourg.

Six people were charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of utensils and failure to dispose of syringe.

A 15-year-old Cherbourg boy was charged with robbery, stealing a vehicle, four counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, enter premises with intent, two counts of stealing, wilful damage of police property and four counts of unlicensed driving.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in Murgon Childrens Court at a later date.

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