Police news | Drugs, alcohol and DV issues

Driver tests positive to cannabis

About 2:45pm on Tuesday August 20 police were patrolling Elizabeth Street, Young when they stopped a grey Mitsubishi for random breath and drug testing.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, returned a negative breath test however the drug test was positive to cannabis.

He was taken to Young Police Station for a secondary test which also returned a positive result for cannabis.

His licence was suspended for 24 hours and the sample has been sent to the NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service for analysis.

Legal action will follow pending analysis results.

High range PCA driver involved in crash

About 11:50pm on Friday August 16 a 27-year-old man was driving a silver Holden on McLerie Street, Young.

At the intersection of Brock Street he apparently applied his brakes but was unable to stop and continued across the intersection before mounting the gutter and hitting the front fence of a house.

Police were called and attended soon after.

The man was breath tested and returned a positive result.

He was arrested and taken to Young Police Station for a breath analysis where he returned a reading of 0.165g of alcohol in 210L of breath.

He was given a Field CAN for the offence of "Drive with high range PCA" and his licence was suspended.

Southern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team deployment to Young

Between Monday August 19 and 21 the Southern Region Domestic Violence High Risk Offender Team (DVHROT) deployed to the Young Sector of The Hume Police District to provide proactive targeting of domestic violence offences.

The team provided support in the form of the monitoring of ADVO compliance and home visits.

The team detected a 45-year-old man from Young allegedly in breach of ADVO conditions. The man was subsequently charged, was refused police bail and appeared before a Court for bail determination.

The man was released on strict conditional bail to appear before Young Local Court on a future date.

DVHROTs are a Region Resource and work closely with Police Area Command/Police Districts. Tackling domestic and family violence is a major priority for the NSW Government and the NSW Police Force. Police are in our community working hard to address crime, the fear of crime and to reduce domestic and family violence.