Latest News

National News

Tas driver evades cops, hides in pine tree

An unlicensed Tasmanian driver has been caught hiding in a pine tree in a farmer's paddock in an audacious attempt to avoid police.

The 26-year-old was one of three dangerous drivers nabbed by police in the state's far northwest on Wednesday.

He failed to pull over for officers in Smithton, but was later found in the tree, police say.

He then failed a roadside drug test and faces several charges including dangerous driving.

Another driver was caught travelling 149km/h, while a motorcyclist was busted travelling 160km/h.

"The three detections are all extremely concerning, particularly relating to the significantly high speeds and blatant disregard of the law," acting inspector Adrian Shadbolt said.

© AAP 2017

More from River949.com

MINDEN FATAL: Police disappointed after receiving complaints during crash

MINDEN FATAL: Police disappointed after receiving complaints during crash

Police have hit back after emergency crews had to deal with complaints from motorists at a fatal traffic crash at Minden on Saturday. 67-year-old...

Woman charged over Toowoomba North fatal

Woman charged over Toowoomba North fatal

A young woman has been charged over a fatal hit and run crash at Toowoomba North. Police say a woman - aged in her 90s - died from critical...

It's The Best Time Of Year!

It's The Best Time Of Year!

For a very long time we had a small Charlie Brown Christmas tree, that was until last year. We found this 7.5 ft pre-lit tree and it's huge! It looks...

Two men ransack home in Forest Lake

Two men ransack home in Forest Lake

A scary ordeal for a man and his step-son following a violent home invasion at Forest Lake. Police say it happened Monday afternoon around 3:30 at...