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An argument over a queue jumper at a Cairns COVID-19 testing drive-through ended with a car rolling into a man who confronted the driver.
The car allegedly pulled into an empty stretch of road in front of a queue of vehicles waiting for their turn to get tested.
The car then lurched forward with the man sliding up on the bonnet.
“Mate it was pretty full-on wasn’t it, ay,” witness Jan Bradley told 9News.
Residents have told 9News the sight is becoming more common in the region with a growing number of long queues for both testing and vaccination clinics.
“People’s tempers getting frayed sitting here, but I mean you’ve gotta do it, don’t ya,” local
Police have called for calm during the three-day lockdown, with Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Hodgman asking residents to consider what’s more important.
“I just ask people to be patient … what else have they got to do?” Acting Chief Superintendent Hodgman said.
“They’ve got three days of the lockdown; it’s either Netflix or sit in a line and wait to get tested; what’s more important?”