Disqualified, on the run, and punching on with the cops

By 14 November, 2012 9

ACT Policing arrested a 39-year-old Latham man overnight after an incident where he abandoned his car, ran into a suburban backyard and violently resisted arrest.

Around 9pm yesterday (Tuesday, November 13), Belconnen General Duties members were on mobile patrol when they received a RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) alert on a white Mitsubishi ute driving along Southern Cross Drive in Latham. The vehicle was found to be unregistered and a traffic stop was conducted on it in Scullin.

The male driver abandoned the car, ran from police and a short foot pursuit ensued. Police found the man hiding in a backyard of a nearby house and attempted to place him in custody. However, the man resisted violently, striking out at the officer and punching the constable multiple times.

The constable received treatment for cuts and abrasions at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service.

The offender was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with five offences including driving whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and resisting arrest. He was bailed from the ACT Watch House to face the ACT Magistrates Court on December 4.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Disqualified, on the run, and punching on with the cops
#1
pptvb8:28 pm, 14 Nov 12

Known locally as a “Snapper Head”!

#2
LSWCHP9:07 pm, 14 Nov 12

I love RAPID. I’d cheerfully accept an increase in rates or whatever just to fund the installation of that system in every cop car in the territory. It finds arsehats like this piece of scum and gets them off the road, even if only for a short time. This results in the roads being safer for me, my family and other road users.

I hope the cop who got punched is OK, and managed to land a few solid thumps in reply.

#3
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:55 pm, 14 Nov 12

LSWCHP said :

I love RAPID. I’d cheerfully accept an increase in rates or whatever just to fund the installation of that system in every cop car in the territory. It finds arsehats like this piece of scum and gets them off the road, even if only for a short time. This results in the roads being safer for me, my family and other road users.

I hope the cop who got punched is OK, and managed to land a few solid thumps in reply.

Agree. How much does a rapid system cost? Surely they would pay for themselves prettynquickly and keep the rest of community safer?

#4
Thumper8:21 am, 15 Nov 12

Wonderful example of a caring, sharing member of the public.

#5
bundah8:56 am, 15 Nov 12

So he was bailed and will face the Magistrate in 3 weeks where he will get a severe tongue lashing.In the meantime would it not be proper to impound his ute?

#6
Grrrr9:10 am, 15 Nov 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Agree. How much does a rapid system cost? Surely they would pay for themselves prettynquickly and keep the rest of community safer?

Given that it seems to be reliable and rather effective, it probably costs a fortune!

#7
Kim F9:46 am, 15 Nov 12

Interesting that he was charged with resisting arrest but not assault. Is there a difference between the two ?

#8
Antagonist11:26 am, 15 Nov 12

Kim F said :

Interesting that he was charged with resisting arrest but not assault. Is there a difference between the two ?

Actually, the article points out that he was charged with five offences, but only listed three. He may still be charged with assault, but this will not make the finger wagging from the magistrate any more severe.

#9
NoImRight12:46 pm, 15 Nov 12

Look at it this way if punishments actually were in line with the demands of some RA members they would only have more time to clutter up others threads with their incessant whining. So I always see these stories as a bonus. In some cases they cant even wait for the actual trial before inserting the tired cliches they think pass for a witty insight/hammer blow at injustice. I can just see them shaking their heads with a look of all knowing but weary acceptance.

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