Region’s drivers keep police busy

Region’s drivers keep police busy

Three drivers will face court after being stopped by police in the Limestone Coast over the weekend.

About 12.15pm on Saturday police received a report of a hit-run collision at the intersection of Avey Road and Commercial Street West in Mount Gambier.

Police will allege the driver of a blue Holden sedan failed to stop after the crash and failed to exchange particulars with the other driver.

A short time later, patrols located the car on Cafpirco Road, Compton however the driver refused to stop. The car was pursued for a short time before the driver abandoned it on Megaw Road and ran off. The driver was arrested soon after.

An 18-year-old man from Compton was charged with engaging in dangerous driving to evade arrest, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, failing to give way and failing to exchange details at the scene of crash.

He was bailed to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates court on October 10.

At 10am on Sunday a Limestone Coast Highway Patrol stopped the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan on Gordon Street, Naracoorte, for a random breath test.

The driver, a 37-year-old man from Naracoorte, returned a positive roadside test and was taken back to the police station for a breath analysis test. The man allegedly failed to comply with police directions to provide samples of his breath.

He was reported failing to comply with a breath analysis test, issued with an instant loss of licence for 12 months and his vehicle was impounded for 28 days.  

He will be summonsed to appear in the Naracoorte Magistrates Court at a later date.

About 5.20pm on Sunday, a Limestone Coast Highway patrol stopped a 69-year-old Naracoorte man driving a Holden sedan on John Street, Penola.

The man was breath tested and allegedly produced a blood alcohol reading of 0.148, almost three times the legal limit.

The man was reported for drink driving, issued with an instant loss of licence for six months and had his vehicle impounded. He will be summonsed to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court at a later date.

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