Teen dies in motorcycle crash

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Teen dies in motorcycle crash

Ayoung man died following a motorcycle crash near Glenroy on Friday night.

About 8.20pm emergency services were called to Glenroy Bool Lagoon Road, Glenroy, just north of Penola, after reports a motorcycle that had been travelling west lost control and crashed.

Sadly the rider, an 18-year-old local man, died at the scene.

Major Crash officers attended the scene to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Glenroy Bool Lagoon Road, between Riddoch Highway and Flint Road, was closed for several hours.

In other police news an unlicenced drink and drug driver was caught in Mount Gambier on Saturday night.

About 8.40pm police were travelling south on Schinkel Street approaching the intersection of Orr Street when a motorbike travelling west allegedly failed to give way at the intersection.

Police activated their emergency light stopping the rider on Orr Street and conducted a breath test with the rider.

The rider, a 46-year-old Mount Gambier woman allegedly recorded a positive reading of 0.237.

She was also drug tested allegedly returning a positive reading to cannabis.

She was reported for driving unregistered, uninsured, unlicenced, drink driving and failing to give way.

She lost her licence on the spot for 12 months and her motorbike was impounded for 28 days.

She will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Meanwhile, a man was arrested in Mount Gambier last week and charged with driving offences, as well as a recent spate of break-ins.

About 4pm on Wednesday police pulled over a vehicle on Penola Road, Mount Gambier.

The driver, a 44-year-old Mount Gambier man, tested positive to methamphetamine.

The sample was sent for forensic testing.

A search of the vehicle revealed items which police will allege were used in the commission of break-in offences.

The man was arrested and charged over a series of serious criminal trespass offences in the Limestone Coast in January, an attempted break-in at a Millicent business earlier in January and an aggravated serious criminal trespass at Glenburnie on 24 January.

He was also charged with possess a dangerous article (taser) and carrying implements for the purpose of breaking.

He was bailed to appear in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on March 12.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information that may assist can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestoppers.com.au

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