Disqualified driver fails two drug tests

Witnesses at Parkes Services Club have give Parkes Police a description of a man who allegedly smashed a window at the front of the club at 8.10pm on Monday.

The man, described as six foot tall and wearing a dark top and dark beanie, was observed walking past the club just as patrons heard a loud bang and noticed one of the front windows was broken. 

Police attended and patrolled the area but were unable to locate the man.

They will view CCTV in an attempt to identify him. 

The damage is estimated at $1000.

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A disqualified driver failed a roadside drug test on Wednesday morning.

Police stopped a gold and silver coloured Commodore in Magees Lane at 11.30am.

The driver, a 32-year-old Parkes man, returned a positive result for methamphetamine. 

Police searched the vehicle and located a knife concealed in a bag. 

The man was arrested and taken to Parkes Police Station for a Drager test which also returned a positive result for methamphetamine. 

Police will await further results before taking action. 

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Two men will face Parkes Local Court after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday night. 

Police stopped a white Ford utility at 11.45pm.

After the driver, a 22-year-old male from Euabalong West, and his passenger, a 20-year-old male from Griffith got out of the vehicle, police noticed a third person laying down behind the seats covered by a towel.

The rear passenger, a 23-year-old male from Forbes, was removed from the vehicle and searched. 

A small resealable bag containing clear crystals, which police allege to be ice, was located. 

He was issued with a future court attendance notice for the offence of possess prohibited drug.

Police then searched the vehicle, which the 20-year-old passenger admitted owning, and found a quantity of ammunition.

He was issued with a future court attendance notice for the offence of possess ammunition without holding a licence. 

The driver passed a roadside breath test, however a roadside drug test returned a positive result for cannabis. 

He was arrested and taken to Parkes Police Station where a Drager test returned a positive result for cannabis and methamphetamine. 

He was issued with a suspension notice for 24 hours and police will await further results before taking action.