P-Plater crashes car through fence

A P-PLATER has been charged after he lost control of his car and smashed through the fence of a Probert Avenue home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police were called to the home at about 1.25am after the silver Tarago crashed through the Colorbond fence and got stuck between a garden bed and concrete paving. 

The driver was identified by a witness as a man already serving a good behaviour bond.

A roadside breath test at the scene produced a reading of 0.04 – while P-plate drivers are required to have no alcohol in their systems.

Police believe a combination of speed and alcohol caused the accident.


POLICE have wrapped up Operation Chrome which took place over the weekend.

Between 6pm Friday night and 4am Sunday, police conducted 758 static and mobile breath tests, booked almost 50 people for traffic infringements, arrested a number of people on drink-driving charges and issued three vehicle defect notices.

The regional initiative for road safety targeted road safety, hoon drivers and people driving with drug or alcohol impairment.

Police stopped one driver at Yenda who had a cracked windscreen, non-functioning head and tail lights and seatbelts that didn’t work. 

A number of P-plate drivers were booked for a range of offences.


A NURSERY on Mackay Avenue was ransacked last week.

Forensic investigators were called to the business after thieves stole cash and jewellery and damaged fly screens overnight on Thursday.

Police believe the offenders may have been at the property for some time and could have been scared off.

A number of power tools had been stockpiled and the ignition barrel of a ute was damaged, but the vehicle was not stolen.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Griffith Police on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


THE gates of a Griffith truck business were rammed and broken from the inside after thieves stole a white Holden Rodeo overnight on Friday.

About 7.45am Saturday, the owner arrived to find the gates, which he had left locked and secured, had been broken from the inside and the ute was missing.

The keys to the Rodeo had been inside the office.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact police.

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