Four wheel drive rolls

A 58-YEAR-old man received minor injuries when he rolled his four wheel drive near Dargo on Saturday night.

The man, from Hoppers Crossing, was driving on a four wheel drive track near Talbotville when his car left the road and rolled down an embankment about 7pm.

He was close by to the site where he was camping, and after extracting himself, was taken into Dargo by his friends where he was checked by an ambulance officer.

Police have ruled out speed or alcohol being a factor in the rollover, stating he simply failed to negotiate the track in the dark.

FOUR people will receive penalty notices after they were caught riding in the tray of utility near Talbotville on Sunday.

Caught by police about 12.40pm, the ute was being driven along a four wheel drive track with three people in the tray.

Police intercepted the ute and issued $244 fines to the three in the tray as well as the driver.

Police were especially concerned since the ute was intercepted near where a 21-year-old man was killed while riding in the tray of a ute in 2010.