Crime Stoppers

Charges - Traffic offences - Katherine

Saturday 02-Mar-2019 15:33

Northern Territory Police have charged a 38-year-old woman with traffic offences on three separate occasions.

The woman was first apprehended by police on 25 February 2019. She was observed driving a vehicle which had extensive damage to the right hand panels, a missing door handle, and sharp shards protruding from the right hand mirror and bumper.

The woman was subjected to roadside drug analysis which returned a positive reading for methamphetamine.

Police conducted a search of the vehicle which located a used syringe next to a five-year-old passenger.

The vehicle was defected and the woman was arrested and conveyed to Katherine Police Station for secondary testing with results pending.

She was charged with:
• Drive Child Unrestrained
• Learner Driver No Person Front Seat
• Fail To Produce Licence On Request
• Drive Without L Plates
• Drive Unsafe Motor Vehicle
• Drive Motor Vehicle With Defect Label

The woman was apprehended for a second time when police sighted the same vehicle travelling in the wrong direction on a one way street around 2:50pm on 28 February.

The woman returned a positive result for prohibited drug following a roadside drug analysis. A secondary analysis at Katherine Police Station returned a positive reading for cannabis.

She was charged with:
• Driver With Prohibited Drug In Body
• Drive Without L Plates When Required
• Fail To Produce Licence On Request
• Drive Motor Vehicle Unsafe To Drive
• Drive Wrong Way On A One Way Street
• Interfere With Defect Label
• Drive Motor Vehicle With Defect Notice
• Learner Driver With No Person Front Seat

She was bailed to appear in Katherine Local Court at a later date.

Police arrested the woman yet again when she was located driving a different vehicle at 1:30pm yesterday. She was subjected to another drug analysis which returned a positive reading for amphetamine and cannabis.

She was charged with:
• Drive Whilst Disqualified
• Drive with Prohibited Drug in Body
• Breach Bail

The woman was remanded in custody and issued with an immediate licence suspension. She is due to appear in Katherine Local Court on Monday 4 March 2019.

Sergeant Ian Kennon said the actions of the woman are extremely disappointing.

“This woman put the lives of herself and others at risk not once but three times. She clearly has not learnt her lesson based on her actions. Anyone disobeying the law can expect to suffer the consequences each time,” he said.