In The Courier this week

The new Officer in Charge of SA Police’s Hills Fleurieu Local Service Area, Superintendent Mark Fairney, says road safety will be a focus during his time at the head of the local police force.

Drivers in his sights

Drink and drug drivers are in the sights of the region’s new head of police.
Superintendent Mark Fairney took up the role of Officer in Charge of the Hills Fleurieu Local Service Area (LSA) last week and road safety is one of his top priorities for the district.
Drink and drug driving was an “ever present issue”, he said, and one that he would “make no apologies” about taking a tough stance on in order to ensure the region was a “safe place to live, work and visit”.
The former head of SA Police’s Traffic Support Branch, which included the Major Crash Investigation Section and the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section, has seen the deadly impact intoxicated drivers can have.

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Also in this week’s issue

  • Hospital stunt: The State Opposition has slammed the SA Government’s plan to fund a 24-hour emergency department at the Mt Barker hospital, calling it a “political stunt” that lacks “credibility”.
  • Carly’s law: After Stirling teenager Carly Ryan’s life was tragically cut short when she was murdered by an online predator, her mother vowed to do all she could to stop it happening to another child.
  • Dangerous junction: A dangerous Nairne intersection has been named the riskiest site in the Hills by locals.
  • School closure: The school bell at Australia’s second oldest Lutheran school will ring for the last time at the end of this year as falling enrolments force Unity College Spring Head to close.
  • No bailout: A group of Hills and Fleurieu RSL sub-branches have ruled out rescuing the State organisation from its financial woes.

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