The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014
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MONDAY JUNE 9 2014 NEWS 07 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Brawls fail to ruin gig DESPITE fights breaking out over the venue of Summer Session on Saturday evening, Northern Terriotry police said they are happy with the way punters behaved. Superintendent Garry Smith said 17 people were taken into protective custody, and 104 litres of alcohol were destroyed. He said partygoers were fuelling up before entering the event. We were pretty well happy with the overall crowds behaviour, he said. A Royal Darwin Hospital spokeswoman said no admissions were made overnight, a greater outcome after at least four people were hospitalised last week after taking half a tablet of Snapchat a street drug reported to cause people to behave in an erratic and ir rational manner. Police had drug detector dogs at the gig, but found no wrongdoing. We certainly know there was a fair bit of alcohol consumed prior to the events, Mr Smith said. Despite the positive reaction from police, one partygoer said he was disappointed by the outbreak of fights. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the NT News that two major fights broke out from one side of the venue to the other. Ive never seen a punch thrown like that. It was out of control, he said. Theyd break them up by the food stalls and then another lot would start up by the bars. Security and police pushed away bystanders to control the fights, made up of about five or six big boys. There were fights breaking out all over the place. Ive been to Big Day Out and all those festivals but Ive never seen it at a dance festival. By DANI McDONALD By DANI McDONALD CLAY shooters from all over Australia competed at Darwins Northern Territory Clay Target Association NT State Titles during the long weekend. Darwin Clay Target Club publicity officer Paul Bonusiak said the event attracted some of the best Skeet and Trap shooters in Australia, with at least 70 shooters attending. The competition so far has been of high standard despite the windy conditions with several NT shooters holding their own against some of the nations best, Mr Bonusiak said. Were really blown away with the quality coming from down south. To get that quality up here shooting you normally have to go elsewhere. Shooters from over the NT were competing to represent the Territory at the state championships. Interstate shooters attended to take out the NT sash. Alice Springs shooter Marlene Niland who has been shooting for 20 years said the sport is an adrenalin rush. You cant get that rush as an older lady without having to jump out of a plane, Ms Niland said. She has represented the NT at state championships and shot better than she expected. Gove shooter Shane Guiney, who has competed in target shooting for five years, is focusing on representing the Territory at the national championships in Wagga Wagga in April. Marlene Niland from Alice Springs competes in the Northern Territory Clay Target Association NT State Titles Picture: AARON BURTON Man falls from car window at speed A MAN who a witness has said was hanging out of a car window was in a critical condition after falling out a of vehicle on Stuart Highway yesterday afternoon. NT Police Duty Superintendent Bob Harrison said the incident happened about 5pm, about 10km south of Noonamah, or about 55km southeast of Darwin. Supt Harrison said that initial reports indicated a man in his 40s had fallen from his vehicle and there had been no other vehicle involved. He said the man was in a critical condition and by about 6pm he was being transported to Royal Darwin Hospital by St John Ambulance. A witness who did not want to be identified said they had been driving along the highway at the speed limit of 130km/h when a car going up to 150km/h passed them with a man hanging out the window on the passengers side. She said later they were approaching something that looked like a kangaroo on the road that had been run over, with a woman who was trying to remove it. She said they realised that it was the man and said she could not believe it was a human on the road. Supt Harrison said the female driver had been charged with unlicensed driving and with drink driving. Last night the man was still being treated in the emergency department and there was no update on his condition. Australias best shooters target top gun titles There were fights breaking out all over the place Some pay more by not having a health policy PEOPLE aged under 31 living in the Northern Territory and earning more than $88,000 a year who dont have private health cover are overcharged, a health insurance comparison service has reported. 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