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.