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Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016



Sunday Territorian 12 Jun 2016


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14 NEWS SUNDAY JUNE 12 2016 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 THE long weekend got off to a horror start with two separate single vehicle rollovers leaving four men in hospital. At about 5.15pm on Friday, a male tourist lost control of a hire van, over corrected and rolled down an embankment as he travelled along the Central Arnhem road near the Manyallaluk turn-off. The man and his male passenger both suffered major nonlife threatening injuries. Mataranka Police attended and the driver received an infringement notice for careless driving. An infringement notice was also issued for possession of alcohol in an alcohol protected area as a number of wine bottles were ejected from the vehicle during the crash. Later in the night, at about 1.20am, two men were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after their car rolled and flipped over a six-foot security fence at the intersection of Lovegrove Drive and Smith Street. Its believed the car was travelling north along Lovegrove drive before it took out a street sign and slammed into a ditch nose first at speed, which flipped the vehicle over the fence. Senior Sergeant Garry Smith said the cause of the crash was still under investigation however the attending emergency services believe speed and alcohol may have contributed. He said the crashes were a reminder to be vigilant on the road over the long weekend. Its the long weekend enjoy your break and even though your Police are working we would like a break as well, he said. We have sent out enough road safety messages, now its up to you to think before you drive. Remember the Safety gears are between your ears! Horror start to long weekend Two men were lucky to escape with their lives after flipping their car over a six-foot fence in Alice Springs Picture: NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE, FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES A POLICE officer was smashed in the face with a steel pole during a brawl in Palmerston. Duty Super Brendan Muldoon said the officers responded to a report of a large disturbance on Cornwallis Circuit in Gray involving about at about 1.20am. There were approximately 30 people fighting, he said. In particular two people were fighting using a steel pole. Police attended and attempted to separate the group, but one male has hit the Sargent, from Palmerston police station, in the face with a metal pole causing cuts and swelling. The offender was eventually over powered and apprehended and taken to the watch-house. The officer was assessed by St Johns and re mained on duty to continue his shift, obviously sore and a bit bloodied as a result. Supt Muldoon said the 21year-old who struck the officer was expected to be charged with assaulting a police officers and aggravated assault. Supt Muldoon said they were still investigating the cause of the dispute. Its believed two family groups were arguing over an unknown matter, he said. Investigations are continuing to identify the other offenders involved. St Johns Ambulance spokesman Craig Garraway said the officer did not wish to be treated by paramedics. He said he continued on his duties. Mr Garraway said there were no reports of anyone else involved in the brawl being treated by paramedics. TAMARA HOWIE C D U 2 1 3 B IZ N T N P H 2 Applications closing soon | cdu.edu.au/applynow | 1300 108 527 Study online or on campus ^Source: Times Higher Education Rankings 2015-2016. Be part of a university ranked in the top 2% of all universities worldwide^ CDU gives you wider latitude to follow your passion; whether you want to lead social justice in the community, join an international company or start a global brand from home. Our supportive, adult-friendly culture means you can study part time, full time, online or at our new Darwin Waterfront campus. Take advantage of small-class sizes and gain a competitive edge with local professional placements here in Darwin. Were here for you every step of the way. And if you need a little help before starting, our free Tertiary Enabling Program will give you the skills for entry into your chosen degree. Now is the time to follow your passion for Accounting, Business or Law Cop hit by steel pole Charges laid after brawl