Hume LAC police news | August 8

Airborne car driver charged

A driver who allegedly drove his car over a roundabout which caused it to become airborne has been charged with dangerous and drink driving.

On August 4, police saw a utility vehicle travelling at high speed on the Old Hume Highway.

The car then went over the roundabout at the Lyell Street intersection.

Police stopped the car in Meranie Street, Welby and spoke to an 18-year-old man from Penrose who has a P1 licence.

The driver returned a reading on 0.062 and will face Moss Vale Local Court on September 19.

Licence suspended

An Alpine driver has had their licence suspended for six months after allegedly exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km.

Just before midnight on August 6 police from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Mazda sports utility travelling at 159km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Hume Highway.  

They spoke with the 22-year-old man who held a P2 licence. 

Police will also allege there were no P-plates displayed. 

The driver had his licence suspended on the spot.

Drink driving results in suspended licence 

A Hill Top man had his licence suspended for alleged drink driving.

About 11.20pm on August 4, police stopped a Ford utility on Wilson Road, Hill Top.

Police spoke with the 54-year-old driver from Hill Top and he was subjected to a roadside breath test which proved positive.

The man was arrested and taken to Bowral Police Station.

A breath analysis produced a reading of 0.143.

The man’s licence was immediately suspended and he was issued a Court Attendance Notice for Mid Range Drink Driving and will appear at Moss Vale Local Court on September 9.