Coorong man arrested after murder attempt

Plus the SES responds to wild weather, a drink driver is arrested and Tailem Bend fuel retailers cop a warning.

A 20-year-old man is in police custody in Murray Bridge after an alleged murder attempt on the Coorong.

Two men were reportedly involved in a fight at the Coorong Hotel Motel, near Policeman’s Point, around 3am on Tuesday.

When police and paramedics arrived, they found one of the men had been stabbed and the other had left the scene.

The victim was taken to the Meningie hospital, then on to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Police found the suspect at a property on the Coorong around 8.30am.

Officers later charged him with attempted murder and aggravated criminal trespassing.

He was kept in custody at Murray Bridge Police Station until an appearance at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The attack was not believed to be random – police said the two men knew each other.

Anyone with information that might help the investigation is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers, anonymously if necessary.

Windy weather keeps SES busy

Volunteers from Murray Bridge’s State Emergency Service brigade responded to several calls for help as windy weather blew through the Murraylands on Monday.

Among them was the fallen tree pictured above, on Montgomery Avenue.

Crews also responded to reports of something blowing onto a roof on Heddle Avenue, Murray Bridge and a loose roof on Hall Street, Mypolonga.

Drink driver was allegedly four times over the limit

A 57-year-old Murraylands man has been reported for drink driving after being breath tested on Hill Street, Murray Bridge early last Wednesday morning.

Police pulled over his Hyundai van around 4.30am.

The driver allegedly had a blood alcohol level of 0.206, more than four times the legal limit.

He lost his licence for 12 months on the spot, was reported and will face court.

Tailem Bend fuel retailers catch watchdog’s attention

Officers from Consumer and Business Services are watching Tailem Bend’s service stations extra closely this month.

Attorney-General Vicki Chapman warned last week that fuel retailers there – and in several other country towns – needed to be sure they were complying with petrol price-monitoring regulations.

Retailers are supposed to let authorities know within 30 minutes anytime they change their fuel prices.

That way motorists can find the cheapest prices using an app.

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