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BMW driver charged with various offences, including breaching stay at home public health orders

The BMW stopped at Fairy Meadow by police

A MAN has been charged with various offences, including supply of a prohibited drug and driving an unregistered vehicle, after he was stopped at Fairy Meadow yesterday.

Police said the 34 year old Illawarra man was driving a black BMW sedan with a misleading registration plate fitted.

The vehicle was stopped at Fairy Meadow and the driver questioned about the legitimacy of the plate.

During investigations, it was learnt that his license had expired in 2019 and he was currently suspended from driving.

The vehicle registration expired in July 2020, and police allege he had fitted the misleading plate so as to not arouse suspicion. He also provided a positive roadside drug test, and a search of the vehicle allegedly found 3.55 grams of methyl-amphetamine.

The man was charged with driving on a suspended license, and for supply of a prohibited drug, and is due to appear before court in mid September. He was also issued with penalty notices regarding the registration breaches, as well as a further penalty notice for breaching the current stay at home public health orders.

Police are awaiting the results of the drug analysis before proceeding with legal action for allegedly drug-driving.


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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