Disqualified driver books court date at Scone

A SOUTH Windsor man will appear at Scone Local Court this month after being caught driving while disqualified at Aberdeen.

During the evening of Friday, November 3, police attached to the Hunter Valley Local Area Command were conducting mobile random breath testing in the area.

About 11.28pm, officers stopped a blue-coloured Holden Jackaroo with NSW registration plates on the New England Highway the Graeme Street intersection.

Police subjected the driver to a breath test, which returned a negative reading. 

Checks on the RMS website revealed the man was issued with a NSW Driver’s Licence in 1994 but was disqualified until May 1, 2019.

The 42-year-old was conveyed to the Muswellbrook Police Station.

He was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and is to appear at Scone Local Court on November 23.

Plants stolen from home

POLICE are investigating the theft of flora from a Muswellbrook residence.

About 6pm on Friday, November 3, a local was in the front yard of their home in Cabernet Street watering plants.

At the time, all of them were intact.

About 11am on Saturday, November 4, the resident noted eight small Grevillia trees about one metre in height had been removed from the soil and stolen. 

Numerous infringements

A MUSWELLBROOK youth received a number of traffic infringements last week.

About 3am on Thursday, November 2, police were conducting random breath tests around the shire.

Officers then noticed a Red Mazda 3 driving northbound along Bimbadeen Drive and conducted an RBT and licence check. 

Police signalled the driver to pull over on the side of the road northbound along the New England Highway.

At the time, there were two other male passengers in the vehicle.

Police conducted a breath test on the driver, which came back negative.

Upon doing licence checks, it was revealed the man held a learner’s permit.

Officers then approached a passenger to see if he had a full NSW Driver’s Licence to supervise the driver, but he did not.

Police issued the 20-year-old with three notices: Learner not accompanied by licensed driver; learner driver not display L-plates as prescribed; and drive motor vehicle not carry licence.