Repeat criminal at it again

An 87-year-old local man suspended from driving until 2036 has been found behind the wheel again.

Police caught the man driving a Mitsubishi Mirage sedan north on Beelbangera Road near Griffith about 3.45pm on Saturday, November 9.

It was not the first time he had been pinged for driving when he should not have been.

Police said the man had already been detected driving whilst disqualified on six separate occasions.

The man will face Griffith Local Court on November 27.

He was one of a number of drivers caught out for disobeying the law in a police blitz over the weekend.

Police launched the three-day Operation Drink Drive 2 campaign at 12.01am on Thursday, with officers out in force at a number of locations across Griffith carrying out random breath tests.

Meanwhile, a 31-year-old man faced Griffith Local Court on Saturday after he ran from his car and jumped into the Murrumbidgee River in an attempt to evade police arrest.

Griffith Police had attempted to stop a Ford Falcon about 6.40pm on Friday, November 8 on the Irrigation Way at Narrandera, when the man took off.

The man was arrested a short time later on the riverbank, with later investigations by police revealing he was disqualified from driving until 2047.

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