ICE, cannabis and 135km/hr drivers, Goondiwindi Police had a busy week

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About 6am on Sunday, April 7 police intercepted a vehicle driving along McDougall Street, Goondiwindi. The driver was a 17 year-old female who held a provisional licence. She provided police with a positive RBT and was subsequently detained and transported back to the Goondiwindi Police Station for further tests. The female provided a breath analysis reading of 0.035. Since she held a provisional licence, she was over the legal alcohol limit and as such, was issued with a Notice to Appear before the Goondiwindi Magistrate's Court on May 22.

About 11am on Tuesday April 9 police were patrolling along the Leichhardt Highway when they intercepted a vehicle travelling at 135km/hr in the 100 zone. Police spoke to the 67 year-old male from Elsternwick Victoria.

He was issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice totaling $609 with six demerit points.

About 8.15pm on Tuesday April 9 police were patrolling when they observed two males open a fence along Russell Street, Goondiwindi. Police queried where they were from and what they were doing when they became increasingly nervous. After questioning, police conducted a search of the 18 year-old male and as a result, police located a small quantity of cannabis. The male made full admissions and was eligible to enter into a drug diversion program, which he did.

About 7.30am on Thursday April 11 police were patrolling the Goondiwindi township when they observed a man known to them at one of the local businesses. While police were speaking to the 42 year-old male from Toomelah, he was continually playing with his crouch and appeared to be nervous. Police conducted a search of the male and located a clip seal bag containing crystals. The male admitted it was ice. Police seized this bag and charged the male with possessing a dangerous drug. He was also issued with a Notice to Appear to attend the Goondiwindi Magistrate's Court on May 22.

At 8.55pm on Thursday April 11 police intercepted a vehicle along Marshall Street, Goondiwindi for the purpose of an RBT and licence check. As a result of those checks, police confirmed the woman' driver's licence expired on February 22. As this was her second offence, her vehicle was immobilised and police seized the vehicle plates for seven days. She was also issued with a Traffic Infringement Notice totaling $200.

At 11.20pm on Thursday April 11 police intercepted a vehicle along Racecourse Road. The 28 year-old male provided a positive roadside breath test. When police informed the male he had provided a positive roadside breath test, he thought police were joking and refused to believe police. Eventually, the male realised police weren't joking. The man was transported back to the police station for further tests. He provided a breath analysis reading of 0.119. His licence was suspended, and he was issued with a Notice to Appear before the Goondiwindi Magistrate's Court on May 22.

About 7pm on Friday April 12 police were patrolling when they observed a 42 year-old male riding a push bike without a light. Police spoke to the male from Goondiwindi. The man claimed he was "just riding around" with no goal or purpose and could not elaborate. He was detained for a search and as a result police located a small clip seal bag down the man's jocks. He was issued with a Notice to Appear before the Goondiwindi Magistrate's Court on May 22.