Crash and dash
A MAN riding a Vespa motorcycle with two passengers on the back fled after his alleged attempt to evade police ended in strife last Thursday.
Police intercepted the bike on Airlie Esp about 8.35pm, but the driver crashed as he ellegedly tried to get away. Police said the man ran into a licensed venue on Main St, where he was arrested. He recorded an alleged blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.174. Both passengers suffered minor injuries including gravel rash. A 41-year-old Cannonvale man will face Proserpine Magistrates Court on charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle while adversely affected by liquor, evading police, failing to remain at a traffic crash, drink driving and failure to notify change of address.