Operation RAID will see more police around the region.
District residents and visitors can expect to see a greater police presence around the region with police taking part in Operation RAID until December 9.
The annual operation aims to remove all impaired drivers from district roads and Heathcote police warn they will breath test as many drivers as possible and be actively on the lookout for traffic offenders.
‘‘The operation is part of the ongoing efforts by Victoria Police to reduce the road toll,’’ Senior Constable Jeff Arandt said.
‘‘We will be out every day conducting breath tests and since the start of Operation RAID on November 16 we’ve already caught one drink driver, who will lose their licence, and an unlicensed driver.”
On Sunday, a 22-year-old male driver from Kilmore was caught allegedly over the legal blood alcohol limit at a random breath test station in High St about noon.
‘‘He will be served with a Section 51 for the immediate cancellation of his licence and received a penalty notice,’’ Sen. Constable Arandt said.
On Monday a 56-year-old Heathcote woman was caught driving without a licence in Hospital St and received a penalty notice.
‘‘We do ask that locals be patient in the main street during Operation RAID as we’re just trying to do our bit to reduce road trauma,’’ Sen. Constable Arandt said.
A seven-hour armed police siege in Congupna yesterday ended with the arrest of a man wearing medieval armour and wielding a sword.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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