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Hoons clocked at 100kph

Monday, 6th April, 2009

Police have issued a warning to hoons after two drivers were caught speeding at more than 100kph in Eyre Street over the weekend. An 18-year-old P-plate driver had his licence suspended for six months after police clocked him travelling at 119km/h in the 60km/h zone about 10.50pm on Friday. The man was also issued with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by 30km/h.

Another P-plate driver also had his licence confiscated after police caught the 18-year-old going 107km/h about 10.20pm on Saturday. A police spokesman said the two incidents should serve as a warning to speeding drivers. "Police will continue to target hoodlum and hoon-like driving in the Broken Hill township and warn there are severe penalties for anyone caught exceeding the speed limit," he said. Meanwhile, police said they will try to track down the driver of a vehicle that was damaged after hitting a gutter on Saturday night.

A police spokesman said the car was travelling in Brazil Street when it struck the gutter. He said the damaged car was driven for a short distance before being abandoned by the driver who police are now seeking. Two people were charged with drink driving over the weekend. Police said a 34-year-old Victorian man was issued a court attendance notice for low range PCA after he was stopped in Bromide Street for a random breath test. A Dubbo man who was stopped in Delamore Street on Sunday morning was also issued a court attendence notice for low range PCA.

Yesterday, a woman was given a ticket for allowing a 20-year-old unlicenced driver behind the wheel of her car. The woman was a passenger in the car when it was pulled over for a random breath test in Beryl Street at 2.40pm. A Gaffney Street resident who ignored a warning about noise received a $250 fine yesterday morning. Police said the resident had previously been issued with a noise abatement notice.

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