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Police patrol Hop, hop to charges A CARRUM Downs man was interviewed by Frankston police after using cable ties to restrain an allegedly drunk driver who crashed into the man’s car and tried to flee, early Saturday 30 September. Police said the man awoke to the sound of the collision at 4.10am in Trafford Rd and ran outside to see the driver about to run off. He grappled with the driver, 60, and forced him back to his house where he tied up him up while his wife rang 000. At one stage the driver tried to hop away with his feet tied together, but fell head first onto the roadway and was knocked unconscious. He was later taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital. Detective Leading Senior Constable Bernard Dowling, of Frankston CIU, said the driver would likely be charged on summons with a range of traffic matters, including exceeding 0.05 per cent blood alcohol.

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THREE monkey-bike riders had their bikes confiscated on-the-spot by Frankston police and now face charges after reports of illegal riding in the Seaford wetlands, Sunday 1 October. Monkey bike riding in Frankston is illegal, with the mayor Cr Brian Cunial saying almost 300 impounded monkey bikes had been crushed since they were banned in 2007. Neighbours called the council officers and police when they saw and heard “hoon monkey bike riders tearing through the Seaford Wetlands”. “They are mostly ridden by children who are not in a position to fully understand the road rules and pose a genuine risk to themselves and the community,” Cr Cunial said. “We encourage people to report monkey bike users and hoon driving to Crime Stoppers and directly to council so we can eliminate this danger from our streets and natural reserves.”

Monkey bike riders in public spaces such as footpaths, roads, parks and reserves will have their bikes impounded and face fines. The bikes can also be crushed.

Charges after fatal crash MAJOR Collision Investigation Unit detectives charged a man last week in the wake of a fatal crash in Seaford, Sunday 1 October. Police had attempted to intercept a blue Mitsubishi on Overton Rd about 1am but it did not stop and was later found crashed into a pole. A 23-year-old Seaford man was found dead in the back seat. The police dog squad was called in and the alleged driver, a 28-year-old Carrum Downs man, was later allegedly found hiding in a boat at a Seaford property. He was charged with culpable driving, dangerous driving causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. He appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday 2 October and was further remanded to a later date. A 24-year-old Frankston woman was released pending further inquiries. Police media officer Belinda Batty said investigations into the incident would be overseen by Professional Standards Command.

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AN irate neighbour hurled a tyre iron through the rear window of a getaway car in Bragge St, Frankston, 7.40am, Sunday 1 October. The incident occurred after two offenders, one armed with a cricket bat, smashed their way into a neighbouring unit and tried to steal a laptop computer. In a struggle, one of the two occupants of the unit was cut by glass from the damaged door. The offenders attempted to flee but were chased by the neighbour who came out when he heard the struggle. Police said the tyre iron smashed the rear window but the offenders got away.

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14 – 15 OCTOBER Temporary traffic changes

Skye/Overton Road, Frankston will be closed in both directions at the level crossing from 4am Saturday 14 October until 5am Monday 16 October for level crossing removal works. Detours will be clearly signposted. Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way. Local traders will be open during this time, so please support businesses in the area.

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