No-seatbelt cheat fined by police after modifying car's safety system

A man who allegedly bypassed his car's safety systems so it wouldn't beep when he drove without wearing a seatbelt has been fined by police.

A police patrol stopped the 23-year-old South East man on the Ngarkat Highway on Saturday after he was allegedly detected doing 117 kilometres per hour in the 100km/h zone.

Officers then allegedly found his seatbelt sash had been altered so as to be hidden, and that the belt's buckle had been inserted into the latch to prevent an alarm from sounding.

The driver was fined, as was the company which owned the car, and the car was defected.

Driving under the influence

A 37-year-old man was fined and directed not to drive for six hours after allegedly returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.072 on Hindmarsh Road, Murray Bridge on Friday.

Two more drivers had their cars impounded and lost their licences for six months on the spot early the next morning: a 29-year-old Pinnaroo man stopped on Standen Street, Murray Bridge who allegedly blew 0.085; and a 66-year-old Meningie man stopped on that town's main street who allegedly blow 0.089.

A 21-year-old Elizabeth Downs woman may yet be charged after allegedly testing positive for methamphetamine on Reedy Creek Road at Pallamana on Wednesday.

She was fined for speeding, allegedly at 113km/h in the 100 zone, and for driving with an expired licence.