Maffra teen’s late night crash and dash

A 17-YEAR-old from Maffra has been issued with breaching COVID-19 directives, after he allegedly crashed a car into a Maffra fence at the weekend and fled the scene on foot.

About 10pm on Saturday night, a blue Ford sedan was travelling along Glassford St and lost control on the wet road, near the intersection of Carpenter St.

The vehicle crashed into a fence, causing substantial damage.

A number of the vehicle’s occupants left the scene, including the driver.

Police say it appeared no-one was injured.

The underage driver was interviewed for numerous traffic offences, and issued with a breach of COVID-19 conditions penalty notice.

Police are still investigating, including whether drink-driving was a factor in the collision.

People with information should phone Maffra police on 5147 1026, Rosedale police on 5199 2222 or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers by phoning 1800 333 000.