Police briefs April 10

Buy a ticket

POLICE detected a woman attempting to travel on the train without a ticket on Tuesday, April 7 when police were conducting a number of patrols at railway stations.

A local 22-year-old female was spoken to by police about not paying a fare to travel on the train. She received a notice for travel, or attempt to travel, without a ticket.

Everyone is reminded that police will continue to conduct spot patrols and checks at railway stations. Anyone without a valid ticket will be issued with an infringement notice.

Easter crash

THE driver of a Ford Falcon ute with Victorian registration suffered a broken nose and other facial fractures after a crash on the Hume Highway.

At about 5.20pm on Monday, April 6, the Ford was travelling north on the Mittagong Bypass, Hume Highway at Mittagong.

At the time there was heavy Easter long weekend traffic travelling north, which had come to a near standstill. The driver of the Ford realised traffic had stopped and he was travelling too fast.

He braked, but the brakes locked up and the vehicle went into a skid for about 15 metres before crashing heavily into the rear of a Subaru Liberty.

The impact forced the Subaru into the guard rail before it hit the rear of a third vehicle, a silver Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Ford suffered a broken nose and other facial fractures. He was treated by ambulance at the scene. A passenger in that vehicle was treated for shock.

No other injuries were reported.

The Ford ute was a write off and the Subaru was towed from the scene with front and rear damage.

There was minor damage to the rear of the Toyota.

All drivers were breath tested with negative results.

The driver of the Ford was issued with an infringement notice.

Police remind drivers that they must exercise additional caution when travelling on freeways or highways with heavy traffic as accidents which occur while travelling at higher speeds often end in tragedy.

Positive breath test

A P2 driver will face Moss Vale Local Court after he returned a positive breath test in Mittagong.

At about 12.45pm on Monday, April 6, police were performing stationary breath testing on the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.

It was at this time police observed a small blue vehicle pull over to the side of the road just before the breath testing site.

The vehicle was observed for a few minutes before police approached the driver and requested he supply a sample.

The P2 licenced driver undertook a breath test which returned a positive reading.

He was subsequently arrested and conveyed to Bowral Police Station for the purpose of a breath analysis.

The driver returned a reading of 0.028, a special range reading for a provisional licence holder.

The driver was issued a court attendance notice to attend Moss Vale Local Court.

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