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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Jan 2015



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Jan 2015

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04 NEWS TUESDAY JANUARY 6 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Disbelief as hit-and-run driver fails to own up THE Darwin community has rallied behind hit-and-run victim Jarrod Sallis and has urged the driver responsible to come forward and admit to the crime. Mr Sallis, 19, last night remained in a serious but stable condition as police inched closer to finding the person responsible. A police spokeswoman said they had received an increase in public interest since the CCTV footage of a dark-coloured Nissan X-Trail was released on Sunday. However, they still urge anyone who many have information to come forward. There has been disbelief in the community that no one has come forward as the inves tigation enters its sixth day. The victims family, friends and members of the wider community are pleading for the driver to come forward over social media. Terry Washo said: Thoughts are with the family. This person needs to hand themselves in to the police. Becky Hagar said: I know the family of this young man, I hope they get the person who did this, please grow a brain and go and give your self up ... how would you like it if this happened to your family member! While Mr Sallis remains in hospital, the NT recorded no road fatalities over the Christmas period. There were 28 deaths across Australias roads between December 23, 2014 and January 3, 2015. South Australia had the highest number of fatalities with eight deaths, while there were seven in New South Wales, four each in Victoria and Queensland, three in Western Australia, two in Tasmania and none in the ACT. Pot plot comes a cropper POLICE have taken down an alleged massive marijuana grower in the heart of suburban Darwin. Cops have charged a 39year-old man after the Drug and Organised Crime Squad (DOCS) seized more than 220 plants growing in the backyard and in a wardrobe of the home in Wagaman. Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Malogorski said the drug squad conducted a warrant at the residence about noon on Saturday. Police located approximately 207 cannabis plants of various maturities growing in the backyard of the residence, he said. A further 15 cannabis plants were found within a wardrobe inside the property. A small quantity of cannabis plant material was also seized. The man was arrested and charged with cultivating a commercial quantity and possessing cannabis. He was bailed to appear in Darwin Magistrates Court on February 10. Acting Sen-Sgt Malogorski said detectives would continue to target cannabis cultivation. Picture: IVAN RACHMAN Victim Jarrod Sallis Driver takes call, drunk nicks car MAKING a simple phone call ended up poorly for one driver, who ended up on the phone without his car. Watch Commander Senior Sergeant Garry Smith praised the driver of a Hyundai for pulling into a safe area to make a call about 7pm yesterday, but not so much his next step. He pulled over into a safe area but things turned a bit pear-shaped, Snr Sgt Smith said. He got out of the car, left it running and walked away from the car to make his call. A 31-year-old male, not known to the driver, took advantage of the running vehicle, hopped in and drove off. The owner ... terminated his call and called police. It didnt take long for police to track down the new driver, who allegedly had a high-range breath-alcohol reading of .291. Pair flees crash site TWO people were lucky to be alive following a dramatic rollover in Darwin, but still managed to flee the scene. The pair was spotted running from the silver Toyota Tarago at the Tiger Brennan Drive and Hidden Valley Rd intersection yesterday afternoon after the car flipped on its roof and spread debris along the shoulder of the road. St John Ambulance spokesman Craig Garraway said seeing the state of the car, paramedics would be surprised if the occupants escaped without any sort of injury. It is suspected the vehicle was travelling up Tiger Brennan Drive before hitting the gutter and rolling over. READ YOUR DARWIN SUN ONLINE EACH WEEK You can now read your Darwin Sun online exactly as its printed every week. Flick through the pages, share stories, save to read later or even have the Darwin Sun read to you. Visit www.sunnewspapers.com.au and subscribe.