Road signs dam­aged

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

PROSER­PINE Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the wil­ful dam­age of a num­ber of road signs along Faust Street and Crys­tal­brook Road. The signs are be­lieved to have been dam­aged be­tween 3am and 4am on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 9.

Of­fi­cer in Charge of the Proser­pine Sta­tion Sergeant Nathan Blain said the of­fender had de­lib­er­ately driven off the road, onto the shoul­der, knock­ing over a se­ries of signs.

“The of­fender has first hit a cane rail­way sign, ad­ja­cent to the ceme­tery. They have then trav­elled a fur­ther 80 me­tres and struck an '80KPH' sign and then knocked over a rail­way cross­ing sign,” he said.

“They have trav­elled a fur­ther 100 me­tres and knocked over a 'Kelsey Creek' sub­urb sign and then a right hand turn/60KPH sign.”

Sgt Blain said po­lice were seek­ing com­mu­nity as­sis­tance to iden­tify who­ever was re­spon­si­ble for the dam­age. He said this wan­ton act of van­dal­ism not only cost the com­mu­nity in terms of money to re­place the signs, but also placed other road users at risk, with the loss of signs pro­vid­ing road safety aware­ness and speed lim­its.

Sgt Blain urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact Proser­pine Po­lice on 4945 9666. He said in­for­mants’ de­tails would re­main con­fi­den­tial.

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