A man escaped police after a chase reaching speeds of 150km/h - but forgot officers already had his licence.January 1, 2013 4:59am
A male driver led police on a high speed chase during Operation ConFest, after allegedly trying to avoid a random breath testing stop.
When the driver turned off the main road, police followed the Mitsubishi Nimbus and stopped and spoke to the driver.
After handing his licence to police, Deniliquin Police Chief Inspector Michael Tranby said the driver then sped away.
‘‘He sped off and police pursued,” he said.
Speeds reached 150km/h, but the chase had to be abandoned when the driver turned on to a dirt road – Balpool Rd.
‘‘He was then lost when he drove in to a paddock,’’ Insp Tranby said.
Police still have the licence handed over by the driver and are continuing investigations.
Police are investigating the break-in of the inactive Federal Hotel in Deniliquin’s CBD.
The break-in occurred between December 1 and December 30, and police say it is so far unclear whether anything was stolen.
Entry was gained to the hotel via a ground floor window.
The Federal Hotel was closed in 2009.
A developer is believed to be investigating restoring the hotel and including boutique accommodation.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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