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Police round-up

Burn-outs in Foster

AT APPROXIMATELY 11.20pm on Tuesday February 14, Foster police detected a 37-year-old male from Foster performed an 85 metre long burn out along Station Road, Foster.

The male was arrested and conveyed to the police station where an Evidentiary Breath test was conducted, providing a reading of 0.150. The male was held in custody and interviewed later that morning when he was fit for interview. He was interviewed for reckless conduct endangering persons, possessing a controlled weapon, two counts of careless driving, driving a vehicle whilst causing loss of traction, unlicensed driving and drink driving.

The male was charged and bailed to appear at the Wonthaggi Magistrates court at a later date. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost to him of $1,306.

Drug detected in car

Foster Police have had a very busy time this past week whilst patrolling in the South Gippsland area during the day and while on night shift.

AT 1.55am on Friday February 17, Police checked a care at the intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and Koonwarra-Inverloch Road, Koonwarra and as a  result, a 22-year-old Venus Bay female was arrested after a search of her car located a quantity of a drug believed to be ice and ice smoking paraphernalia. The woman has been summonsed to appear at the Korumburra Court at a later date.

Driving on suspended license

A 32-year-old male from Toora was intercepted on Welshpool road, Toora whilst driving on a suspended licence – this being the second time within a 16 day period. He has been summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

Trafficking offence

At 4.50am on Saturday February 18, Foster Police intercepted a 44-year-old Fish Creek male in a vehicle in Leongatha. A subsequent search of the car located a quantity of cannabis and a drug believed to be ice.

The male was subsequently interviewed and charged with trafficking cannabis and other drug related offences and has been bailed to the Korumburra Court.

Charged with possession

Also on February 18, Foster Police charged a 22-year-old Leongatha female and a 20-year-old Leongatha male with possessing and using drugs of dependence and with associated traffic offences. They have been bailed to the Korumburra Court.

Worksite fatality

Foster Police were called to an address in Ameys Track, Foster at 1145am on February 18 where a 52-year-old Foster man had been standing in a metal skip bin which was held by a forklift. While removing transferring items from the bin to another bin, the skip had over-balanced, causing the man to fall to the ground and the skip to strike him, causing fatal injuries.

Police attended the scene along with representatives of WorkSafe and are conducting a joint investigation into the incident.



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