Police Beat

August 23, 2017

Drink driver caught twice in one day

About 5.25pm on Saturday, August 19, a Mulwala man, 55, was stopped for random breath testing in Melbourne Street, Mulwala. 
He failed the road side test and was taken back to Mulwala Police Station for further testing.   
The man returned a high range drink driving result with a recorded blood alcohol level of 0.151.  
Licence enquiries revealed the male was a disqualified driver from a previous recorded offence of drink driving earlier in the year which was also at Mulwala.
Around 7.30pm the same night, the same male driver was again sighted by police driving in Melbourne Street, Mulwala. 
He was arrested and a further test at the Police Station recording an even higher blood alcohol level of 0.177.   
The male admitted to drinking further alcohol after being arrested earlier in the day.  His keys and car were secured by police. 
The male was charged with two counts of drive while disqualified and two high range drink driving offences.   
“This driver clearly has no regard for the safety of other road users or previous court orders,” said Mulwala Sgt Grant Churchin.  
“Hopefully we have put him off the road and a long period of disqualification will be imposed by the courts.”

Police impound car

Yarrawonga Police have impounded the vehicle of a driver, for the second time in as many months, after he was detected driving with a suspended licence.
Leading Sen-Constable Chris Westrope said the driver, a Yarrawonga man aged 22, was observed driving by police in Zorro Drive around 6pm on August 10.
The vehicle was stopped and the male was identified as having been suspended from driving in relation to prior offences.
The vehicle was impounded and the man was charged on summons to appear in Cobram Magistrates Court on August 23 when he will also face prior charges in relation to having a different vehicle impounded two months ago.

Police seek chainsaw thieves

Police are asking members of the public to come forward with any information related to the theft of ten chainsaws from a business in Cobram.
Overnight from Tuesday, August 15 to Wednesday, August 16, a business was broken into in Broadway Street, Cobram and ten Makita brand chainsaws were stolen valued at $7000.
Cobram detectives have recovered one chainsaw and a 26 year old male has been charged with burglary and theft and will appear at the Shepparton Magistrates Court on September 4.
Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 ‘If you see something say something’

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