Stolen Warialda vehicle found burnt-out in Moree

STOLEN vehicles that are left abandoned and burnt-out continue to keep Moree police busy.

At around 7.30am on Saturday morning Moree Police were alerted to a burnt-out vehicle on the River Road, Moree (back Pally Road).

The vehicle was identified as being stolen from a Warialda address a short time earlier.

Police are also investigating the circumstances surrounding a vehicle burnt out in Moree Sunday night.

Around 11pm emergency services were called to a vehicle on fire near the intersection of Anne and Florence Streets.

The vehicle was not stolen but believed to have abandoned some time before the fire.

Meanwhile, at around 1am yesterday emergency services were called to a single vehicle crash on the Kamilaroi Highway approximately four kilometres north of Rangari Road, Boggabri.

It is alleged that the driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old male, was travelling north along the highway when the vehicle collided with the centre cable barrier.moreepolicestation003

The driver attempted to correct the vehicle however allegedly reversed into a culvert.

The driver was breath-tested at the scene and provided a positive result.

At Boggabri Police Station a blood alcohol reading of 0.179 was recorded and his licence immediately suspended.

Police issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive with high range PCA for which the driver will be required to appear before the Magistrate on 20 May 2015.

Enquiries are continuing into the crash and another which occurred earlier Saturday night at the same location.

At around 8.20pm on Saturday emergency services were called to the site after a sedan collided with the centre cable barrier.

A 49-year-old male was conveyed to hospital with leg injuries and mandatory blood and urine testing.

A 79-year-old man was also conveyed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle crash on the Terry Hie Hie Road Saturday.

Around 5.30pm on Saturday a motorist located the man in his vehicle after it had left the roadway and collided with a concrete drain.

A fire in the engine bay was extinguished without incident.

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Media Release: August 7, 2017