• Hannah Phillips

Traffic Offenders in the Murray Mallee


Five traffic offenders have been caught in the Murray Mallee region yesterday.

About 12.15am Wednesday 25 July police stopped a car travelling on South Terrace at Murray Bridge.

Checks revealed the driver, a 62-year-old local man, had a suspended licence.

He was reported and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.


About 2.10pm on Wednesday 25 July police stopped a car travelling on the Dukes Highway at Coomandook.

The driver, a 33-year-old Smithfield Plains woman, allegedly returned a positive drug test, checks on her car revealed it was defected, unregistered and uninsured.

She was reported for drug driving, drive contrary to defect, remove defect label, breach vehicle standards, drive unregistered and uninsured.

She was also issued a driver direction notice not to drive and her drug sample sent to Forensic Science SA for further analysis.

About 7.15pm police will allege they located the same car and woman at Hampstead Road, Clearview.

The woman was found to be asleep in the driver's seat of a vehicle.

She was arrested and charged with drive in contravention of the driver direction notice.

She was refused bail and will appear in court today.

At 1.30pm Wednesday 25 July police stopped a car driving on Long Island Road, Murray Bridge.

Checks on the 41-year-old local man’s licence revealed he had a disqualified licence and his car was unregistered and uninsured.

The man was reported for these offences as well as unlawful possession after he was found hiding a bicycle in nearby bushes.

At 2.30pm Wednesday 25 July police stopped a car driving on Maslin Street at Murray Bridge.

Checks revealed the driver, a 40-year-old Murray Bridge East woman had a disqualified licence.

The woman was reported for driving disqualified and failing to transfer vehicle registration and her car was impounded.

At 4.30pm Wednesday 25 July police stopped a car driving on Monash Terrace, Murray Bridge, and submitted the driver to a drug test.

The 42-year-old local man allegedly returned a positive result and was issued a driver direction notice not to drive.

His sample will be sent to Forensic Science SA for further testing.