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Two reported for refusing police breath tests
Plus SA Police and SA Country Fire Service officers are coming to Murray Bridge to talk about bushfire prevention.
Police have reported two drivers in Murray Bridge for allegedly failing to submit to breath tests.
The first, a 23-year-old local man, was stopped on Hawke Road around 2am on Saturday.
Police who were investigating a disturbance allegedly saw the man, an L-plater, drive off without a supervising driver.
They took him to the Murray Bridge police station for a breath test but he allegedly refused to take it.
A similar situation arose on Wednesday, when a 30-year-old Hillbank man allegedly refused to take a second breath test at the station after a roadside test had, according to police, returned a positive result.
Police had pulled his Commodore over on Mannum Road around 3.35am.
Both men lost their licenses for 12 months, and the Hillbank man’s vehicle was also confiscated for 28 days.
Under South Australia’s Road Traffic Act, penalties for refusing a police direction to take a breath, drug or blood test start at fines of at least $1100, plus an automatic licence suspension and six demerit points for a first offence.
Three other drivers were also reported on local streets over the weekend:
A 30-year-old Murray Bridge man, on Myall Avenue around 9.30pm on Friday, for allegedly riding a motorbike while unlicensed
A 30-year-old Murray Bridge man, on Hindmarsh Road around 5.30am on Saturday, for allegedly driving while disqualified
A 46-year-old Murray Bridge man, on Fifth Street around 11.30pm on Saturday, for allegedly driving while disqualified
Each will face charges at Murray Bridge Magistrates Court.
Have a coffee with a cop, and a firefighter, next week
Finally, SA Police will shout you a coffee at Murray Bridge Marketplace next week if you’d like to come and hear about preparing for fire danger season.
Officers, and their colleagues from the Country Fire Service’s fire prevention unit, will be in the food court from 10.30-11.30am on Tuesday.
Head along to discuss bushfire readiness, what you can and can’t do during fire danger season, how to report suspicious activity, or anything else police-related.
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