11 August 2023

POLICE WRAP: Drink drivers busted throughout the Cape

| Matt Nicholls
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A LAURA P-plater will appear in the Cooktown Magistrates Court next month after he was allegedly caught drink driving and driving without a licence.

Police intercepted him in Laura around 7.30pm on Saturday, August 5.

It will be alleged he returned an alleged reading of 0.099 per cent BAC.

He was later charged with low-range drink driving.

Meanwhile, a 39-year-old Napranum man is scheduled to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with drink driving.

He was intercepted by police on Kerr Point Drive in Nanum at 11am on July 30 and allegedly returned a reading of 0.152 per cent BAC.

The man was taken to the Weipa Police Station for further testing.

He was later charged with high-range drink driving and his licence was immediately disqualified.

The man was also charged with driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Last Wednesday, Weipa police pulled over a 40-year-old local woman on John Evans Drive at about 10pm in relation to their manner of driving.

It will be alleged that when spoken to, the woman denied having a driver’s licence.

Police will also allege that further investigations revealed the woman may have been involved in the stealing of a vehicle from a Manunda address on May 25.

The woman is expected to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on Tuesday, charged with one count each of failing to appear in accordance with an undertaking, driving without a driver’s licence and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Cooktown police have charged a 40-year-old Bloomfield man following an incident in Cooktown on Saturday night.

It will be alleged the man has become involved in an altercation with another man on Charlotte Street and chased him up the road towards the police station.

Police said that when they spoke to the victim, the man was standing a short distance away holding a piece of timber above his head, threatening the victim.

The Bloomfield man is expected to appear in the Cooktown Magistrates Court on September 5 charged with committing a public nuisance.

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