Unregistered ute impounded

A black Holden Commodore ute was impounded after it was found to have a cancelled registration and the driver had a suspended and cancelled licence.

A 38-year-old Wallan man had his car impounded after he was intercepted by police officers last Friday.

Senior Constable Amy Voisey, of Divisional Tasking Unit, said police intercepted the black Holden Commodore ute in Queen Street, Wallan at about 11am after putting the car’s registration through their system.

The driver was found to have a disqualified and cancelled drivers licence while the vehicle had a cancelled registration.

Police impounded the vehicle and the driver will face court in relation to traffic offences later in the year.

The car will also have to be given a new roadworthy certificate and new registration before it gets back on the road.

Car blaze in Wallan

An abandoned car was set alight in Wallan at about 2.30am on Thursday.

Sergeant Penni Lyons said the silver Holden Commodore had been parked in front of a noodle shop for several months where it was burned.

“We received calls that it was in flames and witnesses saw a person running from the scene towards Hadfield Park,” she said.

While the car was burned out, there were no injuries and no damage to surrounding buildings.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call Senior Constable Naomi Bennett at the Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit on 5735 0200.