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with drink driving
A 76-YEAR-OLD Riverland man
was reported for driving without due
care, failing to stop after a crash,
driving while unlicensed, and drink-
driving in Renmark this week.
Police said the man crashed his
vehicle into a parked car on Railway
Terrace at about 6.40pm on Tuesday
then drove away.
The man and his vehicle were
located at a nearby Renmark address
a short time later where police test-
ed his blood alcohol concentration.
He returned a 0.177 reading.
The man was issued with an
instant loss of licence for 12
months, had his vehicle impounded
for 28 days and will be summonsed
to appear in court at a later date.
Header hits power pole
A LOXTON man who was towing
a header and crashed into a power
pole on Monday night was reported
for driving with a blood alcohol
concentration more than twice the
Local police said the 41-year-old
was towing a 45ft farming head-
er onto Tobruk Terrace at about
7.30pm when he hit the pole.
"Police attended and breath tested
the man who allegedly registered a
blood alcohol level of 0.107 -- more
than double the legal limit of 0.05,"
said the spokesperson.
The man was reported for drink
driving, his licence was disquali-
fied for six months, his vehicle was
impounded for 28 days, and he will
also be summonsed to appear in
court at a later date.
THE rest of the Berri pool's
swimming season should
progress as scheduled, following
speedy repairs to a busted pipe
that saw competition racing
cancelled last weekend.
The Berri Open Swimming
Carnival was shortened on
Saturday, after dirty water
infiltrated the newly renovated
Hayden Stoeckel Swimming
Pool, affecting the visibility and
safety for swimmers.
Berri Barmera Council's
community development officer
Andrew Haigh said a pipe
coupling "blew off" and caused
the pool to lose a significant
amount of water.
"We had to open a valve to
assist with getting more water
into the pool, but a slug of dirty
water came through when we
opened the valve," he said.
"You don't need much dirty
water pumping into the pool to
make it cloudy.
"It was just unfortunate that it
happened at the time that it did."
The dirty water then had to be
filtered to meet proper standards,
according to Mr Haigh.
"Because the water wasn't
at the right operating level we
couldn't run the filters at full
capacity," he said.
"It took a good half a day
to filter all the dirty water
back through the system
and to make the cloudiness
"It wasn't something that we
could change quickly."
Mr Haigh said it was
disappointing the pipe burst
happened after the pool's recent
renovation, but the leak was
quickly contained and the pool
reopened on Sunday.
"We worked as quick as we
could to rectify the problem," he
"It was just really unfortunate
that it happened after all the
work we've done, particularly
at an event like the swimming
All clear for Berri
event had to
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