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Man charged after allegedly crashing into Callala Beach home


A man has faced court charged with traffic offences after the car he was driving allegedly crashed into a house in Callala Beach on the weekend.

Police were patrolling the Callala Bay and Callala Beach areas just after 9pm on Saturday when they saw a Ford Falcon allegedly perform a burnout on the corner of Callala Beach Road and Emmett Street.

Police attempted to stop the Ford, but the driver failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

It was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns before the driver allegedly lost control and crashed into a home on Callala Beach Road.

The 22-year-old driver and a 34-year-old passenger were arrested at the scene.

The driver underwent a roadside drug test, which is still being analysed.

He was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with a range of traffic offences including being involved in a high speed police pursuit, speeding at more than 45km/h above the speed limit and performing a burnout.

The Callala Bay man appeared at Wollongong Local Court on Sunday and was granted conditional bail to reappear in Nowra Local Court on Monday August 30.

The passenger was issued an infringement for failing to comply with COVID restrictions.

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Police target four Ds in small Shoalhaven villages


Police from Strike Force Summer Safe are targeting the Shoalhaven's small villages and local roads as part of the crackdown on people doing the wrong thing.

And they say people breaking the law will be caught, regardless of where they are.

Police are focusing on the Four Ds - drink, drug, dangerous and distracted driving to keep the community safe.

Highway Patrol Officers from Traffic South are involved in the strike force, and say their focus is shifting away from the highways and main roads and onto the Shoalhaven's small villages and local roads.

And with police active in small towns they warn anyone breaking the law will be caught - regardless of where they are.

Police are reminding road users to obey the road rules and slow down.

People who get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle with drugs or alcohol in their system pose a serious danger to themselves and other road users, and police will be taking all necessary action to stop people engaging in risky behaviour on the roads.