The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018
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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 2018 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA POLICE in Casuarina were surprised on Thursday night, when a hooning vehicle they had been looking for ended up crashing right outside the police station. The 39-year-old male driver returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.126 and was issued a notice to appear for drink-driving and driving an unregistered, uninsured motor vehicle. Senior Sergeant Tanya Mace said police had first received reports of a vehicle hooning and doing burnouts in the northern suburbs. We patrolled the area but we were not able to find the vehicle, she said. However, the vehicle came to us when it crashed outside the front of the Casuarina police station. Sen-Sgt Mace said the driver was arrested at the scene and was subjected to a breath analysis, which returned a positive reading. Police seized his vehicle under the hooning legislation, she said. Sen-Sgt Mace said there had fortunately been minimal damage to the building. There was not too much damage. What he has done, luckily for him, is struck a PVC downpipe, a water downpipe. Had he had much more speed he would have actually gone over a ledge and one of the front wheels was over the ledge, she said. Had he gone over that, there would have been more significant damage and possible injuries. An NT Police spokeswoman said it seemed the car had lost control when exiting a carpark just after midnight. It appears to have lost control when exiting the carpark from Casuarina Square, travelling across Scaturchio St, on to Rowling St, where it has mounted the kerb outside the police station and crashed into a PVC downpipe outside side door entry, she said. Drunk driver smashes car into police station A 39-year-old man allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.126 after crashing this unregistered and uninsured car into the Casuarina Police Station. Picture: NT PFES Media CHELSEA HEANEY Donations pour in for funeral HUNDREDS of dollars have been donated for the funeral of a baby boy from Palmerston, Kai Dyson Vick, whose death is still being investigated by Northern Territory police. The mother of the boy, Rebecca Vick, launched a crowdfunding page seeking up to $10,000 to pay for his funeral, hours after the childs death on Tuesday night. I set up a GoFundMe because I wanted him to have a special funeral and I didnt know how much that was going to cost, she said. Happier Endings funerals is helping me put it together for him. Police told me they may be able to release his body to me next week. All theyve got left to do is the toxicology report now, but thats not going to show anything anyway unless hes got something in him through me while breastfeeding. But I dont think I took anything around that time. Moves to improve victim laws THE Territory Labor Government is exploring ways to make it easier for survivors of child sexual abuse to sue for damages. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles has released a Civil Litigation Discussion Paper aimed at strengthening the NT justice system. The proposed reforms have come from the Federal Governments Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission exposed shocking cases of child abuse that occurred at institutions across the nation, Ms Fyles said. It is critical that we take on board any possible learnings to strengthen our justice systems and that we hear from our Top End and Central Australian communities on how the proposed reforms would work in a Territory context. Submissions close on Friday, November 2. 5 DAYS ONLY 660 STUART HIGHWAY, BERRIMAH Offer applied to lowest priced item. Excludes gift cards.Valid Thursday 20thSeptember Monday 24th September 2018. Only at Amart Furniture Darwin.
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