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Ice Queen smashes into police roadblock on Northbourne

By 22 November 2012 17

A 30-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit, which ended when his vehicle collided with a police vehicle on Northbourne Avenue this morning (Thursday, November 22).

Around 4am, a Belconnen patrol attended Thynne Street, Bruce in response to reports of men breaking into vehicles. On arrival, police saw two vehicles, a white Toyota Vienta and a blue Ford Falcon speeding away. Police attempted a traffic stop on the Toyota Vienta, however the male driver failed to stop, and a pursuit commenced.

Police pursued the vehicle through Bruce and Lyneham before turning onto Northbourne Avenue, where the vehicle drove onto the footpath and started to slow down.

In anticipation of the driver stopping and fleeing on foot, police positioned their vehicle outside the Canberra Visitors Centre on Northbourne Avenue ahead of the Toyota Vienta.

The driver failed to stop and collided with the police vehicle. The driver fled on foot, and was arrested by police on Northbourne Avenue after a short foot pursuit. Police searched the man and located seven clip seal bags, which contained a white coloured crystalline substance, suspected to be Methylamphetamine.

He was taken to the ACT Watch House, and is expected to be charged with traffic offences, including stealing a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and possess drug of dependence. He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.

The passenger in the police vehicle was taken to The Canberra Hospital for observation. Both the male driver and the driver of the police vehicle received treatment for minor injuries by ACT Ambulance Service at the scene.

The pursuit lasted approximately three minutes, and reached a maximum speed of 143km/h in a 80km/h zone.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is investigating with, as per standard procedure, oversight provided by the AFP’s Professional Standards unit.

Any witnesses to either the pursuit or the collision early this morning, who are yet to speak to police, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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17 Responses to Ice Queen smashes into police roadblock on Northbourne
#1
maxblues11:23 am, 22 Nov 12

Top work, Belcops.

#2
devils_advocate12:21 pm, 22 Nov 12

wait, wait… they took the apprehended suspect into custody (ie the guy in the falcon – I assume they made an arrest on the spot), put him in the police car, and then used that police car as an obstacle in a vehicle chase?

Is that how the guy got injured?

#3
RadioVK12:50 pm, 22 Nov 12

devils_advocate said :

wait, wait… they took the apprehended suspect into custody (ie the guy in the falcon – I assume they made an arrest on the spot), put him in the police car, and then used that police car as an obstacle in a vehicle chase?

Is that how the guy got injured?

No. They never caught the guy in the Falcon. The civvie that ended up in TCH was a passenger in the Vienta, presumably injured in the collision with the Police vehicle.

#4
NoImRight12:52 pm, 22 Nov 12

Who is the Ice “Queen”?

#5
dpm1:01 pm, 22 Nov 12

devils_advocate said :

wait, wait… they took the apprehended suspect into custody (ie the guy in the falcon – I assume they made an arrest on the spot), put him in the police car, and then used that police car as an obstacle in a vehicle chase?

Is that how the guy got injured?

That’s not how I read it.
The falcon sped off at the same time as the vienta and was never mentioned again, so i assume he got away (for now).
They then said the passenger (presumably another police officer) in the cop car got injured and taken to hospital when the vienta hit it. They also say the drivers of the cop car and the vienta (the guy who was arrested) were both treated by ambos at the scene…..
That’s my take! :-)

#6
dpm1:03 pm, 22 Nov 12

…i’m not sure of the Ice Queen reference though….?

#7
astrojax1:10 pm, 22 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

Who is the Ice “Queen”?

s’what i was wondering – is the offender of alternative proclivity?

#8
NellyBean1:34 pm, 22 Nov 12

I wish criminals would have some sympathy for people who are sleeping at 4am. I’d only just got to sleep when they tore past my house.

#9
dpm4:05 pm, 22 Nov 12

What?!?!? Who would have thought the dude was already ‘on parole, on a suspended sentence and a suspect in as many as 70 car break-ins’ when caught (after ramming a cop car)???
Frankly, i’m SHOCKED to hear this!! Hahahaha, our legal system sucks here….. The cops catch them, the clowns in wigs let ‘em back out for more fun. It’s the ‘circle of life’ for crims in this town.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/car-thief-who-crashed-into-police-car-didnt-even-think-20121122-29s1s.html

#10
milkman5:57 pm, 22 Nov 12

dpm said :

What?!?!? Who would have thought the dude was already ‘on parole, on a suspended sentence and a suspect in as many as 70 car break-ins’ when caught (after ramming a cop car)???
Frankly, i’m SHOCKED to hear this!! Hahahaha, our legal system sucks here….. The cops catch them, the clowns in wigs let ‘em back out for more fun. It’s the ‘circle of life’ for crims in this town.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/car-thief-who-crashed-into-police-car-didnt-even-think-20121122-29s1s.html

Wouldn’t it be nice if the courts could actually deal with people like this…?

#11
farnarkler6:00 pm, 22 Nov 12

Derek Williams should have his hands put in a commercial meat mincer. It is so time for a star chamber in this city!!!

#12
Mr Evil6:10 pm, 22 Nov 12

If my name was Derek, I’d be angry at the world too!

Maybe it is time to bring in the three-strikes rule: but for Judges and Magistrates? Three stuff ups with letting repeat offenders off – and it’s off the bench you go.

#13
bundah6:28 pm, 22 Nov 12

The mindset of our judiciary is pretty much set in concrete and it isn’t about to change anytime soon.

#14
farnarkler9:45 pm, 22 Nov 12

At the next election, instead of a motorist’s party, there should be a justice party, one that will legislate tougher sentencing and the sale of criminal’s property to fund compensation for victims. I wonder how many votes a party with those policies would get.

#15
NoImRight9:50 am, 23 Nov 12

farnarkler said :

At the next election, instead of a motorist’s party, there should be a justice party, one that will legislate tougher sentencing and the sale of criminal’s property to fund compensation for victims. I wonder how many votes a party with those policies would get.

It could be called The Justice League. That has a nice ring to it.

#16
devils_advocate10:33 am, 23 Nov 12

NoImRight said :

That has a nice ring to it.

The green lantern is the lamest of all of them. Maybe tied with aquaman.

It’s all about batman. Get with the program.

#17
NoImRight11:28 am, 23 Nov 12

devils_advocate said :

NoImRight said :

That has a nice ring to it.

The green lantern is the lamest of all of them. Maybe tied with aquaman.

It’s all about batman. Get with the program.

So Wonder Women does nothing for you? Its all about men in tights heh?

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