Man hit with infringement notices after allegedly leaving North Stradbroke Island crash scene, Newstead man charged with drink driving and speeding offences

A NORTH Stradbroke Island man who allegedly did a runner after rear-ending a parked car at Dunwich has been hit with infringement notices.

POLICE: A man fled a crash scene at North Stradbroke Island over the weekend.

POLICE: A man fled a crash scene at North Stradbroke Island over the weekend.

Police were patrolling George Nothling Drive on Friday night at 10.40pm when they came across the crash, but the driver was not with the vehicle.

While investigating the incident, officers pulled over a car that sped towards them from Cumming Pararde and charged a 29-year-old Hawthorne man with drink driving.

He blew 0.111, which is more than double the legal alcohol limit, and is due to appear in Cleveland Magistrates Court this month.

Police returned to the crash site after dealing with the drink driver, but the four-wheel-drive which had rear-ended the parked car had been driven away.

They found the vehicle parked at a Point Lookout address but did not find anyone at the property.

Police made further inquiries and issued a 32-year-old Point Lookout man with infringements for driving without due care and failing to fulfill duties at a crash.

Sergeant Darren Scanlan said the owner of the damaged car was devastated.

"A local's car is written off by another local and they don't have the decency to take responsibility for their actions," he said.

"One could only imagine what would happen if the shoe was on the other foot."

Straddie visitor charged with driving offences

A 28-year-old Newstead man has been charged after he was caught speeding and drink driving on North Stradbroke Island.

He also returned a blood alcohol reading of .098. Police charged him with drink driving and high end speeding.

His number plates were confiscated for seven days due to the nature of the offence.

Sergeant Darren Scanlan said the man's behaviour was irresponsible, dangerous and put all road users at risk.

"Police had spoken to him only 30 minutes prior and told him to remain in his accommodation, but he obviously ignored that advice and will now face the magistrate," he said.

Teen to face court after tirade

A DUNWICH teenager has been charged with public nuisance after allegedly abusing police officers in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police were called to Ballow Road at Dunwich at 12.40am after the 18-year-old became aggressive with paramedics, who were there because he had passed out.

Friends tried to calm the man down and he was given the option of going home with them, but he abused officers as they returned to the station.

He was arrested and spent the night in a cell.

Sergeant Scanlan said he had drunk too much and did not have the sense to call it a night.

"Unfortunately he didn't get the hint and instead of spending the night in his own bed, he got to sleep in the cell," he said.

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