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The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 3 COYOTE TUESDAYS @ MONSOONS PARTY BAR! P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:3 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K KATHERINE Stuart Hotel DARWIN Casuarina Club* Karama Tavern NEW STORE Hidden Valley Tavern Howard Springs Supermarket Noonamah Tavern Cazalys Palmerston Club* ALICE SPRINGS Eastside Foodland Flynn Drive Foodland Milner Road Foodtown Northside Foodland We are serious about the responsible service of alcohol For your nearest store phone: 1300 665 271 Call charges apply. Cost of local call, higher from mobile or public phones or visit our website: www.cellarbrations.com.au Keep Us Alive. Dont Drink & Drive. Cellarbrations supports the responsible service of alcohol. Specials available from 21/12/09 until 17/1/10 or while stocks last. Some products may not be available at all outlets and prices may vary. Tobacco and alcohol not sold to under 18s. Bag limits may apply. Nil trade supplied. *Available to fi nancial members only. Prices may vary in Alice Springs and Katherine stores Smirnoff Vodka Red or Bundaberg Rum UP $32.99 700ml each Strongbow Cider Range $39.99 case/24 MORE GREAT SPECIALS IN STORE! MORE GREAT SPECIALS IN STORE! NEWS Lightning zaps water park LIGHTNING put the slides at Darwins Leanyer water park out of action yesterday. The three slides had to be closed for repairs to their elec trical system after being zapped over the weekend. They are expected to reopen today. For more information and the latest access reports to parks and reserves, visit www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks Grog sparks wild hospital brawl A SECURITY guard was knocked unconscious during a brawl at a Territory hospital. Three people were arrested after the assault. Trouble broke out at Alice Springs Hospital about 2.30am on Sunday when four drunk men were refused admission. Two security guards were attacked. Three men aged 18, 18 and 30 will appear in the magistrates court on assault charges. Territory road toll lowest since 1980 DEADLY: This fatal accident in July this year involved a car and a truck. Another driver was killed while trying towarn traffic ByANNIE SANSON THE Territorys road toll this year could be the lowest in three decades. There have been 31 deaths, compared with 74 at the same time last year. Thats as low as 1980, when there were 50,000 fewer people in the Territory. A c t i n g s u p e r i n t e n d e n t Virginia Read said police were pleased that the death toll had fallen so dramatically. A 33-year-old Darwin man, whose identity cannot be revealed for cultural reasons, was killed when he was struck by a four-wheel-drive near the Arnhem Highway turn-off on the Stuart Highway, Humpty Doo, on Sunday morning. AANT operations manager Edon Bell welcomed the drop in the fatality rate, but said the death toll could be lowered even further. Drink-driving is still a major concern on NT roads, especially during the Christmas period, he said. Thats why we urge everyone who wants to go out drinking to make arrangements to get picked up or find a desig nated driver. People who drink are often not able to make the best decisions. Although we are thrilled about a low road toll, we are heading into a critical time in the lead up to Christmas. Supt Read said police were pleased to find the number of drink-driving offences slowly going down. We believe that high visibility policing and a no-tolerance message to NT drivers is sinking in, she said. Our aim is to educate drivers on the dangers of not complying with road safety and the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances. Supt Read said traffic enforce ment was used by police as a critical tool to remove those who did not comply with the principles of road safety and thereby were putting others at risk. We are dedicated to enforc ing the traffic laws to keep people safe and to make the public aware of the dangers of breaching road safety.