Crime Stoppers tip nets disqualified driver arrest for Strike Force Puma, NSW

A tip to Crime Stoppers has contributed to the arrest of a man who is allegedly disqualified from driving until 2024, NSW Police say.

Based on the information from Crime Stoppers, police attached to Strike Force Puma officers conducted an operation in Londonderry yesterday (Friday 17 August 2018).

At 9.20am yesterday (Friday 17 August 2018), Strike Force Puma officers detected a silver Subaru Forester, travelling at 56 km/h in a 40km/h signposted school zone on Londonderry Road.

The driver, a 39-year-old Londonderry man, was submitted to roadside breath and drug tests.

Further inquiries at the scene indicated the man was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant and was disqualified from driving until 2024.

The man tested positive for the presence of an illicit drug in his system and was prohibited from driving for 24 hours. A further sample will be sent for laboratory analysis to determine if legal action will be taken.

The driver was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 10km/h in a school zone, driving whilst disqualified and two counts of possessing a prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and will be appearing at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 18 August 2018)

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