Best not to speed when you’re tooled up

By 7 December, 2012 9

ACT Policing will summons a 28-year-old man to court after he was recorded at more than twice the 80km/h speed limit on Adelaide Avenue and found to have several weapons in his vehicle.

Two Traffic Operations officers on motorcycles were conducting speed checks on the southbound lanes of Adelaide Avenue last night (Thursday, 6 December) around 11.45pm when a white sedan was clocked at more than 165km/h.

Police activated their emergency lights and sirens and followed the vehicle as it accelerated further through the bicycle and bus lanes on Adelaide Avenue, then turned into several suburban streets in Hughes before finally stopping at the intersection of Kent Street and Jensen Street.

Officer in Charge Sergeant Rod Anderson said this anti-social driving will not be tolerated on Canberra roads.

“We have demonstrated this week that anti-social driving on our roads will not be tolerated by ACT Policing or the Canberra community,” Sergeant Anderson said.

“Everyone has the right to travel safely on ACT roads.”

The driver, who holds an ACT provisional licence, was found to have a replica Glock handgun, two knives and a baseball bat in his vehicle. He was taken into custody and will be summonsed to face court at a later date on traffic, speeding and other charges.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Best not to speed when you’re tooled up
#1
ezy10z12:41 pm, 07 Dec 12

and the moral of the story….. dont do drugs

#2
grump1:27 pm, 07 Dec 12

“a white sedan” – too much of a stretch to say a white commodore?

#3
Grimm1:58 pm, 07 Dec 12

A “replica Glock handgun” sounds much more ominous than “toy gun”.

#4
Thumper2:23 pm, 07 Dec 12

Grimm said :

A “replica Glock handgun” sounds much more ominous than “toy gun”.

Except that a true replica is an exact copy down to each screw, nut, goove, working parts, etc.

Apart from the fact it can’t fire.

So it could have been a water pistol

#5
LSWCHP3:50 pm, 07 Dec 12

Grimm said :

A “replica Glock handgun” sounds much more ominous than “toy gun”.

I have a lifetimes experience with firearms, and I’ve seen replicas that I couldn’t tell from the original at a distance of a couple of yards. If I was confronted by someone with one of these things I’d go straight to condition brown.

In my opinion, if you think you’re being threatened with a firearm, the stress levels would be the same regardless of whether it turned out to be a replica or not.

I wonder what he was planning on doing with his knives, baseball bat and gun? Stupid beyond description.

#6
johnboy4:00 pm, 07 Dec 12
#7
Weaselburger4:39 pm, 07 Dec 12

regardless of the gun being fake the knives and bat are a real concern and the fact that there were so many weapons makes me think that whatever they’re there for he probably wasn’t going to do it alone.

So it’s a good thing that the idiot was nice enough to draw attention to himself.

Another wannabe gangsta off the street…… good work

#8
Thumper7:26 pm, 07 Dec 12

Thumper said :

Grimm said :

A “replica Glock handgun” sounds much more ominous than “toy gun”.

Except that a true replica is an exact copy down to each screw, nut, goove, working parts, etc.

Apart from the fact it can’t fire.

So it could have been a water pistol

Hmmm.. what happened here?

Should have read, ‘so it could have been a water pistol but I doubt it.’

#9
LSWCHP8:45 pm, 07 Dec 12

Thumper said :

Thumper said :

Grimm said :

A “replica Glock handgun” sounds much more ominous than “toy gun”.

Except that a true replica is an exact copy down to each screw, nut, goove, working parts, etc.

Apart from the fact it can’t fire.

So it could have been a water pistol

Hmmm.. what happened here?

Should have read, ‘so it could have been a water pistol but I doubt it.’

I must admit that when I read that I thought something along the lines of “Sooooo…A fake Glock could be a water pistol, hey? Looks like the aliens have got to Thumper at last.” Glad to see it was merely a disturbance in the ether.

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