Weekly crime report: DUI charge for man caught driving four times over limit

A 66 year-old man from Collie has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by police on Friday night. 

The man was stopped on September 15 at around 8pm, and recorded a reading on a breath test which was nearly four times over the legal limit. 

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said it was very disappointing to see someone driving at four times over the legal limit. 

Collie police are investigating after several burglaries in Collie over the past week. “There was a burglary in Regent Street last week. They've smashed a window to get in during the day. Searching the house looking for items to steal,” Senior Sergeant Soutar said. 

“There was a laptop and charger stolen from the premises.”

“There was a burglary in Coverley Drive, where a rear granny flat was accessed and household items were stolen.”

Senior Sergeant Heath Soutar said a burglary also occurred from two sea containers located at a church on Johnston Street.

“Two sea containers were accessed and a generator was stolen along with possibly other items,” Senior Sergeant Soutar said.

The Burglary occurred some time between September 16 and 19. 

A 21 year-old man from out of town has been charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing police.

The incident occurred in the early hours of September 15 as a result of a traffic stop. 

“The man wasn’t very happy with us and as a result started to vocalise it and did a couple of things he shouldn’t have,” Senior Sergeant Soutar said. 

“He was arrested and charged and he will appear in court at a later date.”

There have been several drug seizures in town as a result of traffic stops. 

“We also conducted two search warrants yesterday, where meth and drug paraphernalia, cannabis and what we believe to be stolen jewellery was found,” Senior Sergeant Soutar said.

“They were conducted at two separate addresses in Collie.”

Senior Sergeant Soutar is reminding road users to take care on the roads with the weekend events in mind. 

“With the Collie Motorcycle Festival being held this weekend it’s a reminder for all drivers to take extra care on the road,” he said. “Be very mindful of people riding motorcycles.” 

If you have any information regarding a crime call Collie Police on 9734 6333. You can also report a crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or online crimestoppers.com.au.

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