Yarrawonga Chronicle



Appeal for informatio­n

Yarrawonga Police are appealing for any informatio­n regarding the theft from a local business in Channel Road, Yarrawonga on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Police are seeking any informatio­n regarding the two males in the above photo. They may be able to assist with police investigat­ion.

If you have any informatio­n, please contact Sgt Graham at Yarrawonga Police on 03 5744 3641 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Reference Number: 230038635.

Road Policing

Yarrawonga Police are disappoint­ed that a large amount of infringeme­nt notices have had to be issued to drivers on local roads over the past fortnight.

Yarrawonga Police issued two Infringeme­nt notices over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12 for using an unregister­ed motor vehicle on the roads.

Sergeant Bree George said last weekend February 18-19 saw 12 infringeme­nt notices issued for exceeding the speed limit with four of these drivers exceeding speeds of more than 25km over the limit.

“All four of these drivers will lose their driving license for a period of three months beginning in 28 days time and are required to pay the $509 infringeme­nt notice,” Sgt George said.

The highest speed recorded was 132km in a 100km zone by a 38-year-old Melbourne male.

There was one infringeme­nt notice issued for driving unlicenced, another to a driver not driving to their license conditions and a vehicle defect notice was also issued by police.

A Yarrawonga male in his 60s was also intercepte­d driving on a disqualifi­ed license and will be summoned to appear at court in the near future.

“Risk taking behaviour presents a significan­t concern to road safety,” Sgt George said.

“By spending our time road policing, we are trying to reduce fatalities and serious injuries by detecting these factors of drink and drug driving to speeding and driver distractio­n in an attempt to make remote and rural roads safe for all road users.”

This is also a timely reminder to all road drivers to ensure they have paid their vehicle registrati­on as the penalty is usually more $925 then the registrati­on for the vehicle itself, and your vehicle is not covered under insurance if it was involved in a collision.

Another two infringeme­nt notices were issued for exceeding speed in the area, with the highest speed detected being 26km over the speed limit.

Drug driver caught

Yarrawonga Police intercepte­d a 27 year old Yarrawonga driver on Sunday, February 12 where he furnished a positive Preliminar­y Oral Fluid Test. He accompanie­d police to the Yarrawonga Police station for a further Oral Fluid Test where he furnished positive results and will be summons to attend court in relation to Drug Driving at a later date.

Be mindful of drink driving

A 51-year-old Yarrawonga male was intercepte­d driving on Sunday, February 12 at approximat­ely 8.40pm and provided a positive Preliminar­y Breath Test. He agreed to accompany police back to the Yarrawonga Police station where he furnished a further reading of 0.084 BAC.

The driver was issued a $555 infringeme­nt notice and will have his driver’s license cancelled for a period of six months.

A 66-year-old Echuca male was also intercepte­d at a PBT site in Bundalong on Sunday, February 12 at around 10.30am where he provided a positive PBT.

He agreed to accompany the Tungamah police member back to Yarrawonga where he further provided a positive breath test – 0.104 BAC. The male was issued an infringeme­nt notice for $786 and his driver’s license will be cancelled for 10 months.

Both of these blood alcohol readings are a timely reminder that drivers need to be very mindful of driving the following morning after consuming alcohol the night before.

Sgt George said Yarrawonga Police also breath tested over 160 drivers over the weekend of February 17 - 19 without a positive result which is very good news.

 ?? ?? Yarrawonga Police are appealing for any informatio­n about these two men who were involved in a theft from a local business in Channel Road, Yarrawonga.
Yarrawonga Police are appealing for any informatio­n about these two men who were involved in a theft from a local business in Channel Road, Yarrawonga.

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