Man in court over driving, weapons offences

A 27-YEAR-old Maffra man was convicted and fined for driving and weapons offences.

Last year, after his licence was suspended in court, Jacob Doo was spotted by police driving out of the court carpark in Sale.

In December, following the suspension, he was intercepted for a routine check on the Traralgon-Maffra Rd, where an oral fluid test returned positive.

Following forensic analysis, methamphetamine was detected.

Last week, police attended Doo’s home and found a handheld slingshot bought online, which is a prohibited weapon.

Doo said he wasn’t aware of its legality.

He was fined $1000 plus costs, his licence was cancelled, and he was disqualified from obtaining one for six months.

A MAFFRA man avoided conviction for improperly storing a rifle and ammunition.

Police attended the man’s house after a domestic argument in July last year, and during a routine check of firearms on the property, found ammunition loose in a drawer, and a rifle that was registered to the man’s father.

The man was fined $750 plus costs, and the rifle and ammunition will be destroyed.