Daily Archives: 08/06/2015

Speeding Near Holbrook

About 12:50am today (Saturday), officers attached Highway Patrol officers allegedly observed an on-coming vehicle travelling at high speed in a 110km/h zone on the Hume Highway at Woomargama, south of Holbrook.

Police followed the vehicle, which was displaying red P1 P-plates, and allegedly detected the car on radar travelling at 146km/h.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver provided police with a current P1 driver’s licence, which is restricted to 90km/h.

The driver was booked for exceed speed over 45km/h and his licence immediately suspended for six months.

The number plates were not confiscated because the vehicle wasn’t owned by the driver, police say.

Key statistics from Operation Stay Alert on Day One: Speed infringements 1064; breath tests 50,962; PCA charges 25; major crashes 77; and, fatalities one.

Motorists are reminded that double demerit penalties for speeding, seatbelt and motorcycle helmet offences will continue until 11:59pm on Monday.

Learner motorcyclist charged after caught riding at 200km/h – Gunning

A Victorian learner motorcyclist will appear in court today following a pursuit in Gunning yesterday, where the rider allegedly reached speeds of up to 200km/h.

About 4.10pm (Sunday 7 June 2015), officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a motorcyclist travelling north along the Hume Highway.

The motorcyclist allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit ensued, where the rider reached speeds of up to 200km/h.

A short time later, the motorcyclist was stopped and searched by police, who allegedly located a knife on the rider.

The 19-year-old Victorian man was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – driving dangerously, exceed speed more than 45km/h and custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail, to appear at Goulburn Local Court today (Monday 8 June 2015).

Man charged with high range PCA near Albury

A man has been charged after returning an alleged alcohol reading of over four times the legal limit near Albury this morning.

About 9.50am (Sunday 7 June 2015), officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command stopped a Mitsubishi Magna station wagon travelling north along the Olympic Highway, Culcairn, about 50km north of Albury.

Police spoke to the male driver before submitting him to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The 41-year-old Victorian man was taken to Culcairn Police Station, where he underwent a breath test analysis, allegedly returning a reading of 0.204.

He has been issued a Court Attendance Notice for high range PCA, to appear at Albury Local Court on Tuesday 23 June 2015.

Operation Stay Alert, the NSW Police Force’s traffic operation for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, began at 12.01am on Friday (5 June 2015) and runs until 11.59pm tomorrow (Monday 8 June 2015).

Motorists are reminded that double demerit penalties remain in place for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences.

Man dies after utility roll over in state’s Hunter region

A man has died after a utility crashed on private property in the state’s Hunter region overnight.

About 10pm (Saturday 6 June 2015), a 45-year-old man was driving a Toyota Hilux on private property at Ardglen.

The man’s friend, a 54-year-old man, was standing on the rear tray.

The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll down a hill.

The older man was thrown from the tray and before being struck by the utility as it rolled. He died at the scene.

Emergency services were alerted.

Officers from Hunter Valley Local Area Command attended and the driver was taken to Murrurundi Police Station where he provided a statement to police.

Police from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit are continuing their inquiries and will prepare a report for the Coroner

Child dies in single-vehicle crash south of Tarcutta

A child has died and two adults are seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash on the Hume Highway in the state’s south this morning.

The crash happened about 9.15am (Sunday 7 June 2015), 10km south of Tarcutta, when a northbound Volkswagon sedan left the highway and hit a tree.

A woman and child travelling in the back seat were trapped for an hour before being released.

The four-year-old boy died at the scene.

The woman and the 39-year-old man, who was driving, were airlifted to Canberra Hospital by the Snowy Hydro South Care Helicopter.

Both adults are reported to be in a serious condition.

The Hume Highway’s northbound lanes were closed for the helicopter to land. It will remain closed with diversions in place while police continue their investigations.

All southbound lanes are open.

Plane crash – Warnervale

About 10.15am today (Sunday 7 June 2015), emergency services were called to an industrial park off Burnet Road, Warnervale following reports of a light plane crash.

Two people were on board and have been released from the wreckage.

Both have been treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

No serious injuries have been reported.

A crime scene has been established and specialist aviation investigators have been requested to attend.

Investigations are continuing.