11 December 2018

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Police patrol

With Stephen Taylor

School zone crackdown FOUR motorists were fined for speeding outside Mt Erin High School, Robinsons Road, Frankston South, and two for speeding past Mornington Primary School, Tanti Avenue, last week. The drivers travelling 10-24kph over the limit were each fined $322 and lost three demerit points. Somerville Highway Patrol warns motorists that its members and council officers are keeping an eye on school zones in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas after receiving complaints about a range of incidents – mainly speeding. “Most people do the right thing, however some drivers are committing offences with little regard to the safety of children, parents and other road users,” Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe said. Applicable fines include: Exceeding the speed limit by less than 10kph, $201 fine and one demerit point; exceeding the speed limit by 10-24kph, $322 and three points; exceeding the speed limit by 25-29kph, $443 and three months licence suspension.

onto Mornington-Tyabb Road towards Moorooduc Highway, 8.50pm, Friday 30 November. Police are calling on drivers travelling along Dunns Road or Mornington-Tyabb road who have dash cam images of the ute to contact Leading Senior Constable Ron Trainer, at Mornington police, on 5970 4900.

Wrong-way driver

High alcohol level

POLICE are searching for the driver of a red Holden utility that was driven erratically on the wrong side of Dunns Road and Mornington-Tyabb Road, Mornington. They said the ute could have collided with oncoming vehicles. The VY or VZ model sped off along the wrong side of the road and

A MORNINGTON man allegedly caught drink-driving with a blood alcohol reading of 0.203 per cent will face Frankston Magistrates’ Court in April. Acting Sergeant Hugo Baard, of Mornington police, said the 27-yearold was picked up in Waterloo Place, 1.20am, Sunday 18 November. He

The stolen trailer loaded with carpet that police hope someone will recognise and report their whereabouts.

was seen driving erratically and charged with exceeding 0.05 per cent. His licence was immediately suspended and his car was impounded with a $950 release fee.

Carpet theft THIEVES stole a trailer containing 10 rolls of green bowling carpet (pictured) from Bittern, over the weekend Friday 23 November- Monday 26 November. The blue tri-axle trailer has Bioscapes Group cut into the jerry can holders on the sides. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report to crimestoppersvic.com.au

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