Road rage may have caused accident at Murray Bridge East, police say
Plus police detect two alleged drug drivers in the Murraylands.
Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged road rage incident on the freeway at Murray Bridge East.
Around 3pm on Thursday, a black BMW sedan was travelling on the South Eastern Freeway towards Tailem Bend when – police believe – its driver had “an altercation” with the driver of a white Mitsubishi Magna.
The BMW driver ended up losing control of his car, spinning out and coming to rest on the verge near the Old Princes Highway intersection.
Police saw the accident, stopped and drug tested the Mitsubishi driver, a 53-year-old Tailem Bend man.
He allegedly tested positive for cannabis.
Officers now want to know what might have happened between the two vehicles immediately beforehand.
They have asked anyone who might have seen the two cars driving erratically around 3pm, or who passed through the area and might have dashcam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperssa.com.au.
Drug drivers detected
On the same day, Murray Mallee police detected two alleged drug drivers in Murray Bridge.
One, a 42-year-old Mannum man, was stopped on Swanport Road just after 3.15pm.
He allegedly tested positive to methamphetamine, and was reported for allegedly driving while disqualified.
Police impounded his car for 28 days.
About an hour later, a 38-year-old man from the Murray Bridge area was pulled over on Reedy Creek Road after allegedly being detected doing 122 kilometres per hour in the 100 zone.
His licence was also disqualified and he, too tested positive for methamphetamine, police allege.
He was reported, his car impounded and he will face court over the matter.
Photo: Peri Strathearn.