A BERRI man who recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.168 over the weekend “selfishly gambled with others’ lives”, according to a leading police officer.
THE Riverland escaped Easter without a major car accident or fatality – despite a slew of dangerous behaviour on local roads.
Local police busted a 49-year-old man for driving five times over the legal alcohol limit and also dished out 125 speeding fines over the weekend.
In addition, about 15 per cent of motorists who were drug tested returned positive results, while 11 people were caught drink driving and one person was booked for driving without a seatbelt.
SUGGESTIONS the recent traffic blitz in the Riverland – and the prospects of a repeat event over Easter – could harm local business trade have divided locals.
A LOCAL police officer has slammed perpetrators of domestic violence and says his staff are “tired” of attending DV-related incidents in the Riverland almost daily.
A RIVERLAND ‘burn book’ circulating on the social media site Snapchat – which anonymously exposes people’s secrets – has raised concerns about cyber bullying in the region.
A LOCAL police officer says the only way to remove the scourge of drugs off the streets is with the help of the community, after information provided by the public led to the arrest of a Riverland couple last week.
VISITORS and locals across the region were “well behaved” over the New Year’s Eve weekend, with only a few minor incidents reported by SA Police.
ONE in 11 motorists drug tested by police over the weekend had illicit substances in their system in a shocking result for the region.