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Two Hurt As Caravans Collide

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February 12, 2018

Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after two vehicles pulling caravans collided on the D’Aguilar Highway just outside Nanango on Monday afternoon.

One person was taken to Kingaroy Hospital and the other to Nanango Hospital, both in a stable condition.

The incident occurred near George Green Road at South Nanango just after 2:10pm.

Traffic on the highway was cut to a single lane as emergency services attended the scene and while tow trucks removed the damaged vehicles and vans.

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Police were kept busy in the early hours of Sunday morning after separate incidents outside a Kingaroy hotel.

Senior Sergeant David Tierney, officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, said the first occurred about 1:15am.

An 18-year-old woman left the hotel to walk to McDonald’s when she was allegedly assaulted from behind by another woman.

A 20-year-old woman who came to the teenager’s aid was also allegedly assaulted by the same woman.

The 18-year-old and the 20-year-old both suffered facial injuries.

Police investigations into the incident are continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingaroy Police on (07) 4160-4900 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800-333-000.

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The second incident occurred a short time afterwards at 1:40am.

A 25-year-old man from Frankston in Victoria and a 29-year-old man from Maryborough were ordered to “move on” by police.

Snr Sgt Tierney said the men allegedly refused to leave the hotel premises.

They were arrested an charged with public nuisance offences and contravening a police direction. They will appear in Kingaroy Magistrates’ Court on February 26.

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Two drivers have had their licence plates confiscated for 90 days after police allegedly caught them street racing in Youngman Street, Kingaroy, early on Sunday morning.

Snr Sgt Tierney said police intercepted the Holden Commodore sedan and Mitsubishi Magna about 12:40am after they had accelerated away from the Avoca Street traffic lights.

A 21-year-old Kingaroy woman and a 29-year-old Kingaroy man have been charged with racing on a roadway.

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An 18-year-old Kingaroy man will face a string of charges after he allegedly did a burnout in his Holden ute in front of police in Haly Street about 1:50am on Sunday morning.

Police will allege the driver recorded a BAC of 0.051 when tested.

He has been charged with drink driving, willfully make noise, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, driving without “P” plates displayed, driving during licence curfew, and driving a defective vehicle.

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A 35-year-old Brisbane man was transported to Kingaroy Hospital with minor injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Hoggs Road at Charlestown on Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred just after 3:00pm.

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Kingaroy police operating a speed detection device photographed a male motorcycle rider travelling at 101km/h in a 60km/h zone on Youngman Street, Kingaroy on Friday afternoon.

He will receive a $1177 fine in the mail and lose eight demerit points from his licence.

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A Proston man will appear in the Murgon Magistrates Court on March 20 after being intercepted by the Kingaroy Road Policing Unit on Saturday driving on Bushcamp Road, Okeden, whilst disqualified.

The man was returning from the Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition.


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