Driver, 26, clocked at 169km/hr hit with $1218 fine

A regular column from the Goondiwindi Police.

Goondiwindi Police were out in force over the Christmas and New Year period participating in state-wide traffic enforcement. All-in-all, the majority of motorists travelling through the Goondiwindi area did so in a safe and respectful manner, following road rules making sure they “reached their destination safely”. But not everyone. There was one case of “extreme neglect” on the roads. Police intercepted a 26 year-old male on December 29 at 11.50a.m..

He was clocked travelled at 169km/hr in the 110km/hr zone on the Gore Highway. He was issued with a high-speed infringement notice totally $1,218 and had his licence suspended.

On December 31 at 9.30pm, a 29 year-old male was intercepted on Sandhurst Street Goondiwindi. Checks of his licence revealed  he was currently disqualified. He will appear in the Goondiwindi Magistrates Court on January 16. 

At 2.50a.m. on January 1 Police attended a fight in Marshall Street. As a result, a 19 year-old male and 20 year-old male, both from Goondiwindi, were arrested and taken to the Goondiwindi Police Watch House. The men were charged and bailed to attended Goondiwindi Magistrates Court. Both will also be subject to the local liquor accord and banning notices have been issued.

On January 3 at 11.30a.m. Police had cause to speak with a 49-year-old man from Boggabilla. He assisted with Police inquiries and wasy arrested and charged for begging in a public place.  On the same day at 2.30pm Police intercepted a vehicle on the Cunningham Highay. They spoke with a 24 year-old male driver from Western Australian address. Checks of the driver’s vehicle showed it was unregistered and uninsured. The man was fined $835.

At 9pm on January 5 Police spoke with a 37 year-old man from NSW. He was searched and police allegedly found a quantity of drugs.

 He  has been charged with possession.

At 11.30pm on January 5 Police were called to Stratford Street Goondiwindi in relation to a disturbance. Police have had cause to arrest several persons at the scene due to their violent and aggressive behaviour. A 19 year-old woman was arrested and charged for public nuisance and obstructing and assaulting Police , a 26 year-old male was arrested and charged for public nuisance and obstructing and assaulting Police.