About 8:20am, Thursday, December 21, Darling River Highway Patrol were conducting stationary breath testing on the Mitchell Highway, Nyngan.
(min cost $8)
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At this time a 36-year-old West Australian man entered the site. The driver stated that he had lost his wallet and did not have his licence on him. He provided details and after further conversation with the driver the vehicle was searched.
Police located drug implements, two knives, a python and a black wallet. Checks on the details in the wallet provided a picture of the driver who had a NSW learners permit which expired in 2010 and had an outstanding warrant from 2009.
He was arrested and conveyed to Nyngan police station where the warrant was executed. He was charged with the offences of drive unlicensed (deemed never held) and provide false/misleading information. He was also issued penalty notices for custody of a knife and custody of a snake whilst unlicensed for that purpose.
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