New drunk charge for disqualified NSW drunk driver

By Ivy Jensen

A MOAMA man with a disqualified licence will face court after being picked up drunk driving in Moama earlier this month.

Police stopped the 20-year-old in Chanter St at 12.10am on May 3 where he recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.115.

Murray River Police District Inspector Paul Huggett said checks also revealed the man was disqualified from driving as a result of previous drunk driving convictions and had a disqualified licence in Victoria.

Insp. Huggett said the man was then charged with mid-range PCA and also for driving while disqualified.

He is due to appear in Moama Local Court on July 4.

■A 75-year-old woman who had been playing the pokies at a Moama club reportedly had money stolen from her purse about 7.30pm last Wednesday.

The woman told police she had misplaced her purse and when it was later handed in the $150 that had been in it was missing.

An alleged female offender has been identified through the club’s CCTV and police are making inquiries into her location.

■Two bottles of Bourbon were reported stolen from a Perricoota Rd liquor store last Tuesday.

A man, who was described as having a thin build and a rat’s tail, was apparently with a woman, of medium build and short brown hair.

Both were believed to be aged between 25 and 30 and entered the store about 3.45pm and put the alcohol into a bag before walking out without paying.

■A Holden Commodore sedan was found burnt out on the corner of Ham and Thyra roads in Moama at 8.30am last Monday.

When police arrived they found the Holden, which had a Victorian registration plate on the front and a NSW plate on the back, was still smouldering.

‘‘Investigations are continuing and the vehicle is also going to be scientifically examined,’’ Insp. Huggett said.

■A Waeco fridge freezer has also been reported stolen from the back of a Toyota 4WD ute in Moama overnight on May 4.

Thieves approached the ute, which had been parked in the driveway of a Cabernet Drive home, and cut the lock of the freezer before taking off with it.

■Police are also investigating after fuel was stolen from a Commodore ute parked outside the Mathoura post office in Livingstone Street between 8pm and 9pm on May 3.