Why did the taxi driver cross the road?

A TAXI driver was arrested at a random breath testing site after running from police officers across a busy street.

Toowoomba Road Policing Unit officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Brad Clark said the 56-year-old man was stopped on Bridge St in East Toowoomba about 5pm Sunday.

Snr Sgt Clark said the man didn't have his driver's licence with him when spoken to by police.

"From there, he has run out in front of traffic across the road," Snr Sgt Clark said.

He said police on the other side of the road walked towards the man, which led to the man running back across the road, in front of traffic, towards his cab.

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"If he had tripped, he would have been run over.

"He has just all of a sudden bolted."

The man was restrained and handcuffed before being taken to Toowoomba Watchhouse.

He was charged with obstructing police and released to appear in Toowoomba Magistrates Court on October 21.

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Meanwhile, Snr Sgt Clark said there were 10 people charged with drink driving in the Toowoomba area between Friday and Sunday.

They included a 52-year-old woman who recorded an alcohol content of 0.083 per cent on Bridge St about 4.30pm Sunday and a 51-year-old woman who gave a reading of 0.078% on Bridge St about 4.50pm Sunday.


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