LOCAL Aboriginal tracker Jimmy James was honoured during a special SA Police event at his Berri memorial site on Sunday.
MOST locals and visitors have been praised by police for their behaviour in the Riverland over the Easter long weekend.
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.