POLICE NEWS: Planning urged as Summer Safe launched

NSW Police, together with Transport for NSW, is urging residents to plan and to expect a different holiday experience during the summer months of 2020-2021, as they launch the Western phase of their summer-safety campaign. Operation Summer Safe is a high-visibility operation that commenced in the Western Region on November 1 to increase community engagement with the public during summer months in regional NSW. Operation Summer Safe will focus on policing licensed premises, public spaces, and entertainment precincts with the intention to decrease anti-social behavior and alcohol-related violence, while also ensuring adherence to current Public Health Orders and increased messaging regarding safety when using our inland waterways.

Asleep at wheel, collides with a concrete barrier

ABOUT 5.30 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020, police attended a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Church and Palmer Streets Parramatta after receiving a call that a Hyundai Elantra had collided with a concrete barrier. Upon approaching the vehicle, police observed the 36-year-old male driver asleep at the wheel. Police woke the male and he was subjected to a breath test which returned a positive indication of alcohol. The male was arrested and taken to Parramatta Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis and returned a mid-range alcohol reading. The male had his license suspended and was issued with a court attendance notice to appear before the Parramatta Local Court on November 25, 2020.

Man punched in the face after visiting club

ABOUT 6.00 am on Friday, October 23, 2020, a 39-year-old Fairfield man exited a club in Parramatta followed a short time later by another male. The second male approached the man and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, before running away. Police attended a short time later and collected evidence of the assault. The investigation remains underway.

Woman loses control at Constitution Hill

A 27-year-old woman was charged by Police after she lost control of a Toyota Aurion on Dorothy Street Constitution Hill. About 1000am on Sunday, October 16, 2020, emergency services were called to the scene following reports a vehicle had crossed the roadway, mounted the eastern kerb, and collided with a tree. After being assessed and cleared by paramedics, the driver was subjected to a breath test which returned a positive indication of alcohol. The driver was arrested and taken back to Parramatta Police Station where she underwent a breath analysis and returned a high range of alcohol reading. The driver was issued with a notice of suspension and a court attendance notice to appear before the Parramatta Local Court on 9th December 2020.

Police appeal after M4 truck crash

POLICE are appealing for public assistance after a truck crash. About 8.30 pm on Monday, November 2 emergency services were called to the M4 Motorway, near the Church Street off-ramp, Parramatta, following reports a truck had rolled. Police were told a dark-colored SUV was traveling east along the Motorway when a mattress being carried on the roof of the vehicle fell into the path of a Pantech truck traveling behind. After hitting the mattress, it’s alleged the wheels of the truck seized and it rolled, trapping the driver and causing his load of fruit and vegetables to spill onto the roadway. The SUV had left the scene before police arrived. Emergency services worked to free the male driver, aged 63 before he was treated and taken to Westmead Hospital with minor injuries. Officers attached to Cumberland Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced an investigation. As inquiries continue, police would like to speak to the driver of the SUV who may be able to assist with inquiries. Anyone with information about the crash – or anyone with dashcam vision – is urged to come forward. Inquiries are continuing.

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