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PO­LICE were called to Bungil Creek on Sun­day morn­ing af­ter a car was found bogged in the wa­ter.

At 7.47am po­lice lo­cated the 2000 red Volk­swa­gen Golf stuck in Bungil Creek near the in­ter­sec­tion of Arthur and Ge­orge streets .

An 18-year-old pro­ba­tion­ary driver from Yuleba in­side the ve­hi­cle was taken to Roma Po­lice Sta­tion.

Act­ing Se­nior-Sergeant Chris Keenan said the in­ci­dent in­volved a drink-driv­ing of­fence and was be­lieved to have hap­pened in the early hours of Sun­day.

“A fur­ther breath test at 11am in­di­cated the driver had a blood-al­co­hol read­ing of 0.11, which is double the (full li­cence) le­gal limit,” Sgt Keenan said.

The teenaged driver ap­peared in Roma Mag­is­trates Court on Wed­nes­day as po­lice con­tin­ued to in­ves­ti­gate.


STUCK IN MUD: This car was found on Sun­day morn­ing bogged in Bungil Creek be­tween Ge­orge and Arthur streets, with the pro­ba­tion­ary driver still in­side.

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