Police beat

March 08, 2018

Victoria police nabbed several drivers speeding above the limit in a blitz near Katamatite.


A man lost control of his car while speeding through a roundabout in Punt Rd and smashed into a parked vehicle on Saturday night.

The man, 24, recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.107 , more than twice the legal limit.

The driver held an international driver’s licence. He received two penalty notices and was disqualified from driving in Victoria for 10 months.

●Police are investigating a burglary at a Cobram home on Saturday night.

Offenders entered the backyard of the property and damaged a locked security door to gain entry between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

A laptop, wedding ring and car keys were taken from inside and a car stolen from the front yard of the property. The Hyundai Veloster Coupe, registration ZXQ-009, was found dumped in the Murray River on Sunday night.

Anyone who may have seen the vehicle or the driver is urged to contact Cobram police or Crime Stoppers.


Police will be out in force this weekend as they conduct Operation Arid, which will run from Friday to Monday.

The operation will focus on speed, fatigue, impaired driving, distraction offences and seatbelt compliance.

The aim is to provide a highly visible and mobile police presence to reinforce positive driving behaviours and lessen the incidence of road trauma.

●A friendly reminder to drivers that on July 1 last year a new road rule was introduced to improve safety for emergency workers.

When an emergency vehicle has its red and blue flashing lights activated, drivers must not exceed 40km/h when passing the vehicle and not increase speed until they are a safe distance away.

●Anyone with information in relation to any offence can contact their local police, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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