Speeding driver clocked at 142km/h on Adelaide Road

Plus thieves target tools, fire destroys a shed at Tailem Bend and drink drivers get caught.

A driver has been caught travelling at more than double the speed limit on Adelaide Road, Murray Bridge, police allege.

Officers were operating a speed camera in the 60 zone around 4.45pm on Thursday when they detected a Ford sedan travelling at 142km/h.

A police patrol later located the car and its driver, a 43-year-old local man.

He was fined $1750 and lost his licence for six months on the spot.

Thieves target tools in home, vehicle break-ins

Police are seeking information from the public about several recent thefts and attempts in Murray Bridge.

Electrical tools were stolen from the rear canopy of a ute parked on Joyce Street sometime between 6.30 and 7.30pm on Friday, April 9.

Tools and a leaf blower were also taken by whoever broke into a locked shed on Jaensch Road sometime between 4pm and 7pm the next day.

Two more break-ins were also reported on April 10, though nothing was taken in either case.

Someone broke into a Toyota sedan parked in a driveway on Irena Court around 12.30am, but was disturbed by the car's owner; and someone broke into a Homburg Drive home through a rear door between 7 and 11am, made a mess but left empty-handed.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents, or the stolen goods, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestopperssa.com.au.

Fire destroys shed at Tailem Bend

Fire has caused $80,000 worth of damage to a shed, and the mechanical and electrical equipment it contained, at Tailem Bend.

Country Fire Service crews were called to Kulde Road at Tailem Bend around 3pm on Friday.

When they arrived, they found the 30- by 20-metre shed fully ablaze, with thick black smoke rising into the sky.

About 30 CFS and Metropolitan Fire Service firefighters were able to prevent it spreading to surrounding houses.

The CFS has not yet indicated what might have caused the fire.

Drink drivers lose their cars for 28 days

Two alleged drink drivers have had their cars impounded after being pulled over by Murray Bridge police this month.

A 20-year-old local man allegedly blew 0.169, more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit, after his black Suzuki was pulled over on Swanport Road just after 1am last Wednesday.

He was reported for driving while unlicensed and for driving an unregistered vehicle as well as for drink driving.

A 51-year-old Strathalbyn woman allegedly blew 0.119 on Standen Street around 6.10pm on April 8.

She was reported for drink driving and lost her licence for six months on the spot.


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