November 9, 2015

A 30-year-old Memerambi woman was lucky to escape serious injury on Monday morning when her Holden hatchback ran off the Bunya Highway and rolled while she was allegedly trying to adjust her car stereo.

The incident occurred about 8:30am near the overtaking lanes between Memerambi and Kingaroy.

Senior Sergeant Duane Frank, from Kingaroy Police, said the woman told police she looked down to adjust the stereo; when she looked up she found her vehicle had run off the road. She attempted to compensate but lost control and the car rolled a number of times.

The woman has been issued with a notice to appear in court on a charge of driving without due care and attention.

She was taken by ambulance to Kingaroy Hospital with a cut to her head. Her car was extensively damaged.

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A 39-year-old man has been charged with domestic violence offences and assaulting police after an alleged incident in Brown Street, Nanango, on Friday night.

Police were called to a house about 7:00pm after reports of a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman.

Police will allege the man came outside armed with an axe, which he swung around and threatened police.

He then returned inside, and allegedly returned with a knife which he allegedly threw at a female police officer.

“She had to take evasive action,” Snr Sgt Frank said.

Because the man was highly agitated and aggressive, but was posing no danger to other people, police retreated.

They waited until morning when they took him into custody with no issues.

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A marked police speed camera van parked in Haly Street East, Kingaroy, snapped 44 vehicles speeding last Friday afternoon.

Snr Sgt Fran  said the camera even caught two cars racing … one was doing 108km/h and the other 78km/h in a 60km zone.

In another incident. a vehicle was photographed doing 104km/h.

The drivers doing the highest speeds will be fined $1099 and will automatically lose their licence for six months.

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At 2:00am on Saturday, police were called to investigate two youths acting suspiciously in Albert Street, Kingaroy.

When police searched a backpack, they allegedly found Vodka Cruisers which had been stolen from a nearby hotel.

One of the youths had cuts to his hands and was taken to Kingaroy Hospital for treatment.

Snr Sgt Frank said the the youths were dealt with other the Youth Justice Act for break and enter.


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