One arrested, three reported for traffic offences in Murray Bridge
Plus police investigate a suspicious fire on Kintore Avenue; and offer advice to anyone affected by the Optus hack.
Police have made one arrest and three reports for traffic offences in Murray Bridge over the long weekend.
In the most serious case, witnesses called police after a vehicle was allegedly seen driving erratically and mounting a footpath on Sunday.
Police found the alleged driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old man, at his home.
They arrested and charged him for refusing to take a breath test and for dangerous driving.
Officers also reported three other drivers, and impounded their cars, on Friday and Saturday:
A 58-year-old man, for allegedly driving with a suspended licence
A 25-year-old man, for alleged driving while disqualified
A 67-year-old man, for alleged drink driving
A breath test of the third man allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.101, double the legal limit.
Murray Bridge woman allegedly five times over the limit
Meanwhile, a Murray Bridge woman has lost her licence for 12 months after being caught allegedly drink driving on the Dukes Highway.
Police pulled over a vehicle which had reportedly been driving erratically at Brimbago, south of Keith, just before 4.30pm on Tuesday.
The 46-year-old woman behind the wheel allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.279, more than five times the legal limit.
She was reported and will face court.
Police urged anyone who spotted dangerous driving to call 131 444.
Fire on Kintore Avenue deemed suspicious
Police are seeking information from the public after a fire at a house on Kintore Avenue, Murray Bridge last week.
The fire at the house’s front door was reported to emergency services around 12.40am last Thursday.
Police were able to put it out using a fire extinguisher.
Crime scene investigators suspect that someone lit the fire deliberately, and that the arson attack was not random.
Anyone who saw or heard any suspicious activity in the area that night, or with information that might help police, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Optus hack victims should get new driver’s licences
Finally, SA Police have advised Optus customers to be extra cautious after the theft of millions of people’s identifying data from the phone company last week.
Scammers could use the data to try and extract more information from customers through fraudulent emails, text messages or phone calls; or they might ask for money or gift cards.
Affected customers will receive, or will have received, a generic email from Optus which would not include any identifying information.
Any other communications which appear to be from Optus should be treated with caution.
Rather than responding directly to any emails or text messages, customers should contact Optus through publicly available phone numbers, apps or websites, or the company’s Murray Bridge store.
Customers should also get a new driver’s licence if possible – free of charge – and watch for unexpected activity on their online accounts.
Get a new driver’s licence: Visit Service SA at 19 Seventh Street, Murray Bridge or another location.
Contact Optus: www.optus.com.au.
More information: www.idcare.org/optus-db-response.
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