Driver and passenger charged

Photo by Rodney Braithwaite

A Finley man has been charged with a drink driving and given an official warning for drug possession after being stopped driving in Finley on May 4.

A male passenger was also arrested, for an alleged breach of an apprehended violence order.

Police stopped a car being driven on Tocumwal Rd, Finley about 5.15pm on May 4 for a random breath test.

After allegedly returning a positive result, the 28 year-old driver was arrested for the purpose of a breath analysis, with a small amount of cannabis reportedly found in a subsequent search.

Police allege the driver returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.097.

He was charged with mid-range prescribed content of alcohol, and also issued a cannabis caution.

During the arrest, checks revealed that one of the man’s two passengers was in breach of an AVO.

The 26 year-old was issued with the AVO in March, which prevented him from having any contact with the protected person.

Police allege that protected person was the other passenger in the car.

Business damage

A glass door panel was smashed at a Finley business between 5.30pm on Friday, May 6 and 8.55am on Saturday, May 7.

Police said there was no evidence to suggest anyone entered the business after the damage occurred.

Inquiries are continuing, and anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers on 1300 333 000.

Fail to quit charge

A 38 year-old Kilmore man has been fined for failing to quit a licensed premises on May 5, after refusing to leave a Tocumwal hotel.

Police said staff refused service to the man due to his level of intoxication, and asked him to leave the hotel.

A short time later he was seen still in the hotel, and someone had purchased alcohol on his behalf.

As a result, staff asked the entire group to leave.

Police were called when they became argumentative.