Drivers face fines, court

A 19-year-old woman with a provisional licence was fined for speeding when a police patrol allegedly recorded her travelling at 143km/h in a 110km/h zone on the South Eastern Freeway.

On Thursday, July 2, at about 9.25, police stopped the Bridgewater woman, who was driving a station wagon, and fined her a total of $2002 with a loss of seven demerit points for exceeding the speed limit and breaching her provisional licence conditions.

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A man will face court for allegedly driving while disqualified, after a SA Police patrol stopped a car on Finch Road in Murray Bridge on Thursday, July 2 at around 4.20pm.

Police will allege the 38-year-old Murray Bridge man was driving the vehicle along Swanport Road, but when stopped he then swapped seats with his passenger. He will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

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On June 30, at 7.33pm, a police patrol stopped a vehicle on Swale Street, Strathalbyn, which was being driven by a 34-year-old Strathalbyn man. After checks, police discovered the man had had a disqualified drivers licence.

Police also performed a drug test which allegedly returned a positive to methamphetamine. The sample was sent for further forensic analysis. The man was arrested and charged with driving disqualified and was bailed to appear in court at a later date