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Breach of permit conditions

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

A 34 year-old Echuca woman was fined $1000 for breaching COVID-19 directions in Deniliquin on Saturday.

The woman was stopped by police at 11.30pm, and explained she had travelled from Echuca that evening for child access and care.

The woman’s permit indicated she was only supposed to travel to Moama, and when questioned by police, claimed she was visiting family and staying the night in Deniliquin.

As she was in breach of her permit conditions, police directed her to return to Echuca and issued a fine.

Suspended driver

 27 year-old Deniliquin man will face court after twice being caught driving while suspended.

The man was stopped by police in Poictiers St on Sunday at 10.16pm and asked to produce a licence, which he claimed to have left at home.

Checks revealed his licence had been suspended for three months starting on August 4 for loss of demerit points.

Police said the man was well informed of the suspension after having stopped him on August 8 and explaining it to him after the man claimed he did not know about the suspension.

Speeding and drink driving

A 55 year-old Deniliquin woman caught speeding in Mathoura was given an immediate licence suspension after allegedly blowing 0.077 when breath tested.

Highway patrol detected the speeding vehicle on the Cobb Hwy in Mathoura at 8.30am, and stopped it to speak with the driver.

After blowing above the legal 0.05 limit, the woman was arrested and taken back to the Deniliquin Police Station where she allegedly registered 0.077.

The woman was issued with a fine and immediate three month suspension for low range drink driving.

Bail refused, court today

A 24 year-old Deniliquin man will face court today after allegedly assaulting a 19 year-old Deniliquin woman during an argument on Thursday afternoon.

The woman, who police said has been in a relationship with the man on and off since late 2019, was at his residence when a verbal argument started.

Police reported it became violent when the woman tried to leave, with the man allegedly grabbing her by the throat and pulling her to the ground, refusing to stop and continuing to be verbally abusive. The woman snuck out of the residence some time later, but the man allegedly ran after her, tackling her to the ground and punching her in the head before returning to the residence.

The woman ran to the police station, but when police attended the residence the man was not home.

The man surrendered himself to police at the Deniliquin Police Station at 11am on Friday.

He has since been charged with common assault and intentionally choking a person, and was bailed refused.

Malicious damage

A 22 year-old Deniliquin woman will go to court after damaging a car when arguing with the driver, a 22 year-old Deniliquin woman, on Sunday.

Police said both women are extended family members and were involved in a verbal argument at 7.50pm outside the driver’s house, where she was parked. 

During the argument, a woman kicked the passenger door and damaged it before being restrained by another person and eventually left.

Police have since spoken to this woman and issued a court attendance notice for malicious damage.