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Police hunting idiot driver

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July 12, 2017

POLICE are still chasing a dangerous driver after a third high-speed pursuit along the Cobb Hwy between Moama and Deniliquin.

Hopefully before he causes a serious accident.

Deniliquin highway patrol officers saw a silver Holden Commodore sedan speeding on the highway at Mathoura about 7pm on Saturday.

Acting Inspector Paul Jones said when the driver refused to stop, police began a high-speed chase.

‘‘It was eventually terminated due to the danger to the public,’’ he said.

The vehicle was last seen heading north on Crispe St in Deniliquin at high speed.

Insp. Jones said the vehicle had been involved in two other high-speed pursuits between Moama and Deniliquin over the past few weeks.

‘‘The driver, if caught, can expect to be charged with ‘not stop police pursuit and drive dangerously,’’ he said.

‘‘This offence carries a maximum jail term of five years and heavy disqualifications in NSW.’’

Police are appealing for help to find the driver or the vehicle which has false Victorian plates XNT550.

Anyone with information about the vehicle’s owner or driver can contact Deniliquin police on 58819499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

A DRUNK driver more than three times over the limit has been caught in Moama.

Police stopped the 19-year-old man on Maiden St about 5.15pm on Saturday after a driving complaint.

After testing positive to alcohol, the man was arrested and taken to Moama police station where he recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.151.

He was charged with high-range drunk driving, as well as driving an unregistered vehicle and displaying false plates.

He will appear at Moama Local Court at a later date.

His NSW driving privileges have been suspended.

A drug driver was also caught in Moama last week.

Police stopped the 22-year-old Echuca man for random testing outside Moama police station about 3.50pm on Thursday.

The driver passed a breath test but failed a drug test.

He was arrested and taken inside the station where he tested positive to methamphetamine.

The man was issued a 24-hour prohibition notice for driving and released.

He is expected to be charged with drug driving after the test results are confirmed.

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