B-Double driver unscathed after roll-over

A truck driver was lucky to escape uninjured when his truck left the road and rolled on its side on the Newell Highway on Wednesday. 

Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident, two kilometres north of Trewilga, at 1.40pm.

Initial investigations suggest the driver, a 50-year-old Victorian man, was travelling north at 80km per hour when he lost control of the b-double. 

Fire and Rescue NSW from Peak Hill and Dubbo attended, along with Ambulance NSW and NSW State Emergency Service from Peak Hill. 

The uninjured driver was taken to Peak Hill Hospital as a precaution. 

Police will issue him with an infringement notice for negligent driving.

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Parkes Fire and Rescue NSW were called to a fire in a stairwell in the Coles/Target car park at 10.15am on Wednesday. 

Coles staff could smell smoke and contacted emergency services.

The small fire appeared to have been deliberately lit in a plastic bottle on the landing in the emergency exit stairwell. 

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Parkes Police are very happy with the overall behaviour of crowds at the picnic races and licensed premises last weekend.

One minor was detected drinking underage and a couple of people were moved on for intoxication, however there were no major incidents. 

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Police were called to a hospital car park after reports that a man was driving erratically last Saturday.

Officers stopped and spoke to a 19-year-old Parkes man and subjected him to a breath test which returned a positive reading.

He was arrested and taken to Parkes Police Station where he returned a positive breath analysis reading of 0.173.

The P-plater had his licence suspended and was charged with high range drink driving.

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Police located a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road, 45 kilometres west of Parkes, on The Henry Parkes Way at 3.30am on Saturday.

The driver of the yellow holden utility, a 24-year-old Trundle man, was asleep at the wheel. 

As the vehicle could not be started, police pushed it off the road and took the driver to Condobolin Police Station where he returned a positive breath analysis.

Inquiries are continuing.