Shepparton News

61 offences detected during long weekend

- By Monique Preston

Four vehicles were impounded in the Shepparton region as part of a police operation on the long weekend.

Each vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the drivers will have to pay more than $1000 to get the vehicles back after that time.

A 34-year-old Shepparton man was the first to have his vehicle impounded, at 11.35 pm on Thursday, September 23, after he was allegedly caught driving on a suspended driver’s licence at Kaarimba. He is expected to be summonsed to appear at court.

The other three impounds all came on Saturday.

A 20-year-old Mooroopna man will be charged on summons with careless driving and improper use of a vehicle after he did a burnout in front of police in Mooroopna.

A 23-year-old Rushworth man will be charged on summons with driving while suspended after he was stopped by police between Rushworth and Murchison.

A 63-year-old Shepparton man also had his vehicle impounded in Shepparton.

He will be charged on summons with driving while disqualifi­ed.

Shepparton Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Murray Moser said 61 offences were detected in the Shepparton Police Service Area, which is bounded by Murchison, Tatura, Dookie and Tallygaroo­pna, as part of Operation Scoreboard.

Of these, three were drink drivers and four were drug drivers.

Other offences detected over the four days from Thursday to Sunday included speeding, driving unregister­ed vehicles and failing to obey signs.

“Every time we do detect people doing the wrong thing, especially things like drink driving, it’s always disappoint­ing,” he said.

“It’s an ongoing education of the public to comply with the laws for their safety and for others’ safety.”

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