A man has been charged with high-range PCA after allegedly being caught more than six times the legal alcohol limit in Yass.
About 6pm yesterday (Wednesday 26 May 2021), officers attached to The Hume Police District were conducting patrols in Yass, when a Toyota Hilux turned from Comur Street into Petit Street and allegedly narrowly avoided hitting a police vehicle.
The utility was pulled over and the 33-year-old driver was subjected to a roadside breath test, which Police report returned a positive result.
He was arrested and taken to Yass Police Station, where it’s alleged he returned a secondary breath test with a reading of 0.305.
The Yass man was charged with high-range PCA and had his licence suspended.
He will appear in Yass Local Court on Friday 18 June 2021.

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Four people faced court this week charged following a pursuit with police within Yass Valley in an alleged stolen vehicle.

About 3pm (Thursday 20 May 2021), police received information that a Toyota Hilux, allegedly stolen from the ACT, was driving on Wee Jasper Road, Tumut, towards Yass.

Police have been told a witness disturbed the occupants of the Toyota allegedly attempting to steal a motorcycle from a rural property near Tumut before fleeing.

Officers attached to The Hume Police District responded and attempted to stop the Toyota on Wee Jasper Road, just after 3.30pm.

A pursuit was initiated after the Toyota failed to stop, and two sets of road spikes were successfully deployed, causing the utility to become un-driveable.

As the Toyota came to a stop, four occupants fled into a nearby property on Gums Lane, Yass. After a short foot pursuit all four occupants were arrested.

The driver, a 23-year-old man and three teenage passengers, aged 18, 16 and 15, were taken to Yass Police Station, where they were all charged with aggravated break, enter and steal – in company, and trespass.

The driver was also charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, not comply with direction to stop/move, and drive while licence cancelled. An outstanding warrant was also executed.

The 18-year-old was also charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

They both appeared at Goulburn Local Court today (Friday 21 May 2021), where the man was formally refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday (26 May 2021).

The two teens, aged 15 and 16, were also charged with be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, with the younger boy additionally charged with possess prohibited drug and carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.

They have been refused bail.

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Two motorcyclists have been injured – one seriously – following a crash in The Hume Police District.

Just before 1pm Saturday (22 May 2021), the men were riding together along Range Road, Grabben Gullen, 45km north-west of Goulburn.

The 25 year old rider veered onto the wrong the side of the road and hit a fence, about three kilometres south of Grabben Gullen Road.

The other motorcyclist, a 19-year-old man and learner rider, also veered off the road and crashed into a ditch.

Emergency services attended and both men were airlifted to Canberra Hospital. The 19-year-old man suffered injuries to his head and pelvis and is in a serious condition, while the 25-year-old man suffered head injuries and is in a stable condition.

Officers attached to The Hume Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash and are calling for anyone who may have seen the crash to contact them at Goulburn Police Station on 4821 0799 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.  Information is treated in strict confidence and the public is reminded not to report via social media.