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Thursday: Sergeant Mick McCrann was spotted again filming for Highway Patrol in Bendigo, this time intercepting a vehicle on Williamson Street.

The routine check failed to uncover any contraband however, unlike Tuesday’s stop which resulted in a large fine for a man illegally carrying a fishing knife in his car on Mitchell Street.

Police intercept a vehicle in Williamson Street on Thursday, with the Highway Patrol team filming in the background.

Police intercept a vehicle in Williamson Street on Thursday, with the Highway Patrol team filming in the background.

The television show has been filming throughout Bendigo this week.

Tuesday: Channel 7 has returned to Bendigo to shoot the next series of Highway Patrol.

Bendigo police Sergeant Mick McCrann is a popular figure on the show, and will feature in the next series. 

The television crew was spotted filming in Mitchell Street today where the action was almost instant.

Police spotted a Holden Commodore with South Australian registration, which appeared to be unroadworthy.

The car was pulled over in front of the bus stops and Sergeant McCrann, along with the television crew, went to investigate.

“We’ve intercepted a car in Mitchell Street with South Australian registration. The car didn’t look roadworthy. Upon intercept, the driver had a large yellow handled fishing knife between his legs,” he said.

“I’ve arrested him, until we can establish his ID we have secured the weapon. He will be charged, it’s a fairly significant fine, like a $1000 ticket.”

The scene drew a number of onlookers, as the Channel 7 cameraman and sound technician followed every step.

Sergeant McCrann said the knife was a concern to police.

“We’ll seize knife and have it destroyed, because having people like this driving around on the streets is really unsafe,” he said.

“He’s out there with members of the public, mums and dads, people pushing their pushers, for him to have a big sharp knife in the CBD – I’m not happy about it.”

The driver can contest the fine in court.

Sergeant McCrann has appeared on the show a number of times. The last time the camera crews was in town, he ended up chasing and catching a dog after a crash on Short and McKenzie streets.