Parkes Police: Man not injured in car roll-over, 30yo allegedly found with drugs at pub

Man not injured in single car roll-over, 30yo allegedly found with drugs at pub

A 63-year-old Parkes man was involved in a single vehicle roll-over on Friday afternoon and managed to walk away uninjured.

The incident occurred in the 80km/hr speed zone on the Henry Parkes Way about 4.50pm, where he allegedly told police he had driven from Sydney and felt fatigued.

Police believe he fell asleep at the wheel, which caused the car to veer onto the opposite side of the road, collecting a sign post before hitting a culvert and becoming airborne.

The car collided heavily with the ground and a tree before rolling.

The driver was uninjured but was still taken to Parkes Hospital by ambulance for observation.

Mandatory blood tests were also taken.

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A man is facing four drug charges after Parkes Police attended a local pub on the weekend.

Officers attended a hotel in Clarinda Street about 1.40am on Sunday where they spoke with the 30-year-old and escorted him outside.

The man was allegedly seen moving his right arm, appearing as though he had placed something in his pants.

Once outside, police conducted a search of the man and found a number of resealable bags containing various contents, which police allege were prohibited drugs.

The man was charged with three counts of possess prohibited drug and one count of supply prohibited drug.

He was refused police bail and appeared in Orange Local Court later on Sunday, which he was refused bail again.

The man appeared by audio visual link in Parkes Local Court on Monday.

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A 33-year-old male has been charged with high range PCA after returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.228 early Sunday morning.

Police stopped a car in Clarinda Street at 12.30am for a random breath test, during which the driver returned a positive result.

He was conveyed to Parkes Police Station for a breath analysis, where he was charged and had his licence suspended.

The man will appear in Parkes Local Court on April 15.

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Parkes police are investigating a shoplifting incident at a Parkes business on Thursday.

A man, described to be aged between 30 and 40 years old with tanned skin and of Caucasian appearance, entered Supercheap Auto about 3.25pm pushing a child in a pram.

He paid for a number of items but failed to pay for a $20 torch, which police believe he put down his pants.

The man was wearing a yellow high-vis shirt, a baby blue cap and black sunnies, and left the location in a black Commodore.

Police are reviewing CCTV footage and are urging anyone with information to contact Parkes Police on 6862 9999 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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A 19-year-old man has been arrested after damaging a fly screen and threatening occupants at a Welcome Street address at 11pm, Friday.

He was charged with destroy/damage property and stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear, physical harm.

He will appear in Parkes Local Court on March 18.

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Police are awaiting the test results after they stopped a Ford Falcon sedan in Bogan Street at 7.40pm on Thursday.

Officers conducted a random breath test and a drug test on the driver, which saw the drug test return a positive result.

The driver was conveyed to Parkes Police Station where a secondary oral fluid test was taken and sent to Sydney for analysis.

Police are awaiting the return of the result before they take further action.

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Parkes Police were forced to move-on two men in two separate incidents during a night out last week.

A 21-year-old man from Hoxton Park in Sydney became argumentative with staff at a local hotel about 11pm on Friday.

He was asked to leave the premises but refused and police were called.

After police negotiated with the man, he left the area with no further trouble.

Two hours later, at 1am on Saturday, officers were called to Grenfell Street after a 24-year-old intoxicated man refused to leave the vicinity.

He was issued a move-on direction with which he complied.