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Rochester man to appear in court today

Rochester police have impounded a car after the driver was allegedly detected travelling at 178km/h on Diggora Rd.

August 12, 2014 3:38am

Rochester police have been busy following a spate of break-ins and risk-taking behaviour on district roads.

Several arrests have been made and property recovered following successful investigations.

On Friday, Rochester police along with Echuca members and the dog squad executed a warrant in Fraser St, Rochester, arresting a 21 year-old man.

Police recovered a large amount of property believed to have been stolen from businesses during burglaries in the town.

The man was remanded in custody and will appear in the Echuca Magistrates Court today.

An Lockington man, 18, was intercepted on Wednesday, allegedly travelling at 178km/h on Diggora Rd.

The driver has only held a probationary licence for 33 days.

The car was impounded for 30 days and will cost the driver $715.

The driver will appear in Echuca Magistrates Court on September 30 to face charges of driving in excess of 100km/h and driving at speed dangerous to the public.

A Rochester man, 21, was also pulled over by police on Wednesday.

The man has been charged with various driving offences, including being unlicensed in charge of a motor vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, displaying incorrect plates and driving an unroadworthy vehicle.

The driver will be be summonsed to appear in Echuca Magistrates Court.

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