Pair arrested for alleged assault

A man and woman have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted a couple known to them at Kalangadoo. Just before 1.30pm on March 27, police responded to reports of an assault on the Kalangadoo to Nangwarry Road.

Police allege that a vehicle containing the two victims, a 40-year-old man and 42-year-old woman, was forced to stop by another car with the occupants assaulted multiple times.

Late last week police investigating the matter attended a Penola address where they arrested a 37-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man both from Penola who subsequently appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court.

The arrested man, Justin Lavia, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault causing harm and was denied bail while a home detention report was prepared. The woman was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, aggravated threat to kill and property damage and granted bail.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident, anyone with information is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Meanwhile, police are investigating two incidents of dangerous ‘hoon’ driving in Mount Gambier.

At 10.15pm and again just after 10.30pm on March 27, a large, dark coloured sedan was driven in a dangerous manner causing sustained wheel spin at the intersection of Helen Street and Bay Road. The vehicle left the area via Heriot Street on the first occasion and Sturt Street, the second time.

The manner of driving exposed the pedestrians and other road users nearby to a real and serious risk of harm. Footage of the dangerous driving is being currently reviewed by police. Witnesses to the driving are also helping police with the investigation.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or with closed circuit or dashcam footage of either incident is asked to please contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000

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