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Police Dispute Man's Claim He Was Pulled Over For Drinking Water


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Police are investigating claims by a Queensland motorist that he was pulled over and fined for having a drink of water while driving.  

Brock Harris told the ABC he was fined $173 and lost a demerit point after being pulled over while driving home to Beaudesert, about 70km from Brisbane.

The Queensland Police Service issued a statement saying "we are aware of commentary alleging a driver had being issued an infringement for drinking from a bottle of water".  

"To date, police have not been able to validate these claims. A senior officer from Road Policing Command will reach out to the person involved to review the matter.

"Anyone who may have information that may substantiate the claims is urged to come forward.

"Distractions while driving can have serious consequences and attract significant penalties. Drivers should avoid distractions, including use of their mobile phone or responding to passengers and children in the vehicle where it diverts their attention away from the primary responsibility of ensuring a safe journey on our roads" the statement concluded.

By Michelle Price