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Licensee and patron charged after fatal crash

18 November 2020

Licensee and patron charged after fatal crash

Licensing police have charged a Riverina licensee, patron and licensed premises as part of an investigation into a fatal crash in the state’s south west earlier this year.

Shortly after 6am on Saturday 21 March 2020, police were called to Sebastopol, following reports a vehicle had left the road and rolled several times.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene.

Strike Force Twyford was established by officers from Riverina Police District to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Following initial inquiries, investigators established that the driver had attended a licensed premises in Temora the previous evening, where he had allegedly been provided a number of alcoholic drinks.

Following extensive inquiries, police laid charges against two people this week.


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A 29-year-old woman, who is a Temora venue licensee, was charged with three counts of sell liquor to a minor on licensed premises, two counts of person related to licensed premises supply liquor, and licensee sell/supply liquor to intoxicated person.

The licensed premises was charged with 11 counts of sell liquor to a minor on licensed premises, two counts of person related to licensed premises supply liquor, licensee sell/supply liquor to intoxicated person, and two counts of licensee fail to comply with conditions of licence.

A 24-year-old man, a patron of the Temora venue, was charged with three counts of person unrelated to licensed premises supply liquor to minor.


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The pair were granted conditional bail to appear in Temora Local Court on 24 February 2020.

Investigations under Strike Force Twyford are continuing.

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