Monday, December 11, 2017

Local driver facing multiple charges

A LOCAL man faces court tonight or tomorrow (Tuesday) after being charged with multiple driving offences today. Sergeant Chris Hey of New Norfolk Police said it was alleged that a 59-year-old New Norfolk man had twice been intercepted driving whilst intoxicated.

"Mid-morning today (December 11, 2017), the man was intercepted in the business district of New Norfolk and was charged with high range drink driving (0.16) and not being the holder of a drivers licence," Sgt Hey said. "He was bailed to appear in court in January 2018. As a result of the charges, the man was also immediately disqualified from driving."

Police allege that soon after the man's release, his vehicle went missing from where it had been intercepted. They allege that the man had returned to the vehicle and continued to drive it using spare keys.

"Police located the vehicle on the eastern side of the New Norfolk Bridge, which resulted in a vehicle
clamp being installed. Just prior to 3pm police received calls from members of the public regarding a vehicle being driven in New Norfolk with a police clamp attached," Sgt Hey said.

"The same male was intercepted a short time later in a residential area of New Norfolk nearby to school area. The man now faces additional charges of driving without a licence, driving whilst disqualified
and breaching bail. He remains in custody and will face court this evening or Tuesday."

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