Busy week for police

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Nannup police posted this photograph of the crash on their Twitter account and asked for extra vigilance on the road.
Camera IconNannup police posted this photograph of the crash on their Twitter account and asked for extra vigilance on the road. Credit: Supplied

Lower South West police had a busy week, with various drug, property damage and driving offences across the region.

Last Thursday, a serious crash near Nannup resulted in a man being airlifted to Perth after a head-on collision.

Nannup police second-in-charge Sgt Sarah Dye said the Nannup man had been travelling north along Brockman Highway when his car collided with a car carrying a family of five travelling south.

“One of the five in the south-travelling car managed to call the police but had broken English as he was a tourist from Malaysia,” she said. “Luckily a Nannup local pulled over and was able to explain what had happened.”

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Sgt Dye said the man in the north-travelling car was trapped and unconscious when police arrived at the scene.

“He was airlifted to hospital, three people in the other car had serious injuries and were taken to Bunbury in an ambulance, while the other two members were taken to Busselton with less serious injuries,” she said.

Busselton police and Augusta, Margaret River and Nannup ambulance and fire and rescue crews also helped deal with the crash. All involved are in stable conditions.

Last Friday, Nannup police fined a man for allegedly travelling at 125kmh in a 90kmh zone.

Donnybrook police also had a busy week dealing with alleged drink-drivers, with two people charged with blood alcohol limits over 0.05.

“We caught them during times when the roads are usually very quiet so perhaps they thought they could get away with it or maybe they did not realise they were over,” Donnybrook Sgt Matt Fogarty said.

“Either way, I urge people not to drive if there is a chance they could be over the limit and also urge people not to speed, we handed out 10 speeding fines last week as well.”

A man also had his vehicle impounded and was charged with reckless driving and other traffic offences after he allegedly did burnouts on the St Mary's Primary School oval, causing extensive damage.

Donnybrook police also charged six people with 11 different offences after 27 drug seizures.

“Thanks to community tip-offs we were able to get search warrants for two houses and charge six people, including juveniles, with marijuana-related charges,” Sgt Fogarty said. “Some of those charged will appear in court later this month.”

He said two Boyup Brook female police officers had been involved in the arrests, to help with the women charged

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