TWO men who tried to hide from police in long grass were let down by their hunting dogs in an unusual incident last week.
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Oberon Police say a vehicle with two young men in it was detected driving at a speed in excess of the speed limit on Abercrombie Road, Oberon last Friday night, April 10.
Police allege the driver attempted to elude police by turning off his lights and driving at speed down a side road.
An Oberon Police spokesperson said the vehicle was found abandoned with hunting dogs left unattended on the back of it.
"The two males were located a short distance away lying in long grass behind a large rock in an attempt to avoid detection," the spokesperson said.
"Unfortunately for the males, their faithful hounds kept staring in the direction where they were hiding, making it a simple task for police to find them.
"The driver was breath-tested and later returned a positive reading at the police station.
"He was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of mid-range PCA.
"Further action will also be taken by police regarding the males breaching the Public Health Order."
In a separate incident, a vehicle was stopped on Abercrombie Road on Saturday, April 11 so the driver could be given a random breath test.
The driver was breath-tested and later returned a positive reading at the police station.
He was issued with a court attendance notice for the offence of mid-range PCA and is due to appear at court in May.
"The driver and his passenger said they had been hunting at a relative's property and were issued with warnings regarding breaching the Public Health Order," the Oberon Police spokesperson said.
"Police are very disappointed with the actions of the drivers, particularly the driver of the vehicle on Saturday who had a young child in the back seat.
"Unfortunately, the message regarding drink-driving and road safety does not appear to be getting through to some people."
POLICE are investigating yet another dog attack in the area.
Police say a lady was walking her small dog on Tarana Road on Tuesday, April 7 when her dog was allegedly attacked by two larger hunting type dogs.
The small dog suffered severe injuries and died as a result of the attack.
Police are appealing for anyone that may have any dashcam footage or CCTV footage to contact Oberon Police.
It appears dog owners are not heeding police warnings, a spokesperson said.
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