Arrest and liquor seized – Gunbalanya

Northern Territory Police have arrested a man and seized large quantities of alcohol following liquor compliance checks in Gunbalanya.

Around 3:00am on Saturday 1 August 2020, police were conducting a random breath testing station on Oenpelli Road. A 41-year-old male driver tested positive for alcohol and was conveyed to the local police station where he returned a positive reading of 0.205 BrAC.

The driver was charged with drive high range blood alcohol content and drive unlicensed. He will appear in court at a later date.

Two passengers, a 39-year-old female and 29-year-old male, were found to have approximately two litres of alcohol in their possession. They have been issued infringement notices for bring liquor into alcohol protected area and possess liquor in alcohol protected area. The liquor was destroyed.

Around 5:45am the same day, police conducted a vehicle search on Oenpelli Road and located approximately 11 litres of alcohol and 23 grams of cannabis. The liquor was destroyed and the cannabis was seized.

The 18-year-old male driver was issued a notice to appear in court for transporting liquor into an alcohol protected area, drive unlicensed, and drive with no L plates displayed.

A 51-year-old woman was issued a notice to appear in court for possess liquor in an alcohol protected area and bring liquor into an alcohol protected area.

A 57-year-old man was issued a notice to appear for possess liquor in an alcohol protected area, bring liquor into alcohol protected area, and possess cannabis.

Senior Sergeant David Young said, “This was excellent work by our members who do all they can to protect our communities from the harmful effects caused by alcohol and drugs”.

For information on liquor restricted areas in the Northern Territory, go to https://nt.gov.au/law/alcohol/bans-and-dry-areas/where-you-cant-drink-in-the-NT/list-of-restricted-areas.

Anyone with information on the supply of illicit substances to our communities is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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