Police Beat

June 01, 2017

Busted: NSW police caught a man driving allegedly more than 45km/h over the speed limit after rain in Barooga.

Driver clocked at 145km/h

NSW police are warning motorists to drive to the conditions in rainy weather after they caught a driver speeding more than 40km/h over the limit.

After a heavy downpour on May 19, police detected a white Toyota Hilux driving south on Berrigan Rd, Barooga about 11.15am, travelling at 145km/h in a 100km/h zone.

The car was stopped and police spoke with the driver, a man aged 55.

NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said he was issued with a traffic infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit over 30km/h and the driver had said he was running late to a meeting.

At the time the road was wet due to heavy rain earlier in the morning.

Golf buggy drink-driving

Police have been left shaking their heads after spotting a man allegedly drink-driving a golf buggy along the road in Barooga.

Officers stopped the driver and buggy about 7.30pm on Friday night driving along Wiruna St.

The Victorian driver, 39, was questioned and a roadside breath test returned a positive result for alcohol.

He was arrested and conveyed to Tocumwal Police Station where he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.098.

He was issued a Court Attendance Notice for mid-range drink driving and his licence was suspended.

He will also be charged for driving an unregistered vehicle on a road.

Not allowed to drive until 2034

A Tocumwal driver will face court after being caught driving while being prohibited to do so for another 15 years.

Police stopped the woman, 29, at 2.30pm on Thursday, while she was driving north on the Newell Hwy at Tocumwal.

When asked to produce her licence, she produced a Victorian learner’s licence.

Police were aware she was disqualified from driving in NSW and therefore cannot apply or obtain a licence in any other state.

A check confirmed the driver was disqualified from driving until 2034.

She has been issued a Court Attendance Notice to attend Finley Court at a date to be set for driving while disqualified.

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