Staffan Andersson

Police spot burnout from station

BURNOUTS out the front of the police station, repeat drink-drivers and even a snake added to the plain stupidity that seemed to be trending over the weekend as offenders repeatedly put themselves and the public in danger.

"It was disappointing to see a large amount of speeding tickets and people making the same mistakes," Acting Senior Sergent Lisa Self said.

This statement comes after a 34-year-old man was apprehended doing a burnout right out side the Warwick police station at 4.30pm last Thursday.

"The burnout was seen by an officer who was standing out front," Sgt Self said.

The local man was given a $352 fine and is expected to appear in court for driving without a licence.

The thrill-seeker's vehicle has also been impounded for 90 days at the cost of the owner.

A Warwick man has also been charged for drink-driving twice on the same day.

The 33-year-old was intercepted the first time along Fitzroy St early on Saturday morning and then again on Wallace St that afternoon.

The local blew a reading of .153 and .134 respectively.

Unlawful ownership of a reptile added to the list of charges against a man involved in a domestic disturbance in McGregor Terrace Stanthorpe at 4.30pm on Anzac Day.

The 22-year-old male involved in the incident where a female had been assaulted wasn't located by police until the weekend.

Along with assault and obstructing police, the man was charged with keeping protected fauna because of a python at the residence.

About 10pm last Wednesday, Stanthorpe police received information from members of the public regarding a Holden Commodore being driven dangerously on the New England Highway at Applethorpe.

The vehicle overtook another vehicle at high speed over double white lines before the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled.

The 27-year-old driver left the scene of the accident but was located by police a short time later, at which time he became aggressive towards police and resisted arrest.

He was charged with multiple offences including dangerous operation, driving while unlicensed and resisting arrest, and had his vehicle impounded by police.



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