On the run in a Hyundai Excel

By 29 March, 2013 10

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Chisholm man following a 60 second pursuit in Conder early this morning (Friday, 29 March).

Around 12.20am, police were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on Tharwa Drive in Conder, when a green Hyundai Excel approached the area, turned its lights off and pulled over to the side of the road.

Officers approached the vehicle on foot when the man was seen to proceed over the medium strip in an attempt to avoid the RBT.

A pursuit commenced along Drakeford Drive, Gordon through the roundabout at the intersection of Tharwa and Drakeford Drive before the vehicle collided with a speed sign.

The vehicle continued for approximately 400 metres before it hit the curb and stopped.

The male driver was taken into custody and conveyed to the Tuggeranong Police Station where he recorded a breath analysis reading of 0.177.

Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod Anderson said that despite warnings a minority of the public still choose to ignore messaging about road safety and drink driving.

“ACT Policing has joined forces with NSW Police for Operation Crossroads this Easter weekend targeting dangerous driving, drink and drug driving, speeding, fatigue and seatbelts across the region,” he said.

The man was later released from custody and will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

Please login to post your comments
10 Responses to On the run in a Hyundai Excel
#1
Pork Hunt1:15 pm, 29 Mar 13

The Hyundai in para two changed into a man in para three before reverting to a Hyundai again in para four alledgedly…
Also, our old friend the medium strip rears its ugly head again.

#2
voytek34:43 am, 30 Mar 13

Anyone dumb enough to drink drive on roads like that at times when there are the most police out deserve to be arrested.

#3
bundah9:14 am, 30 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

The Hyundai in para two changed into a man in para three before reverting to a Hyundai again in para four alledgedly…
Also, our old friend the medium strip rears its ugly head again.

Hilarious,clearly trying to find a happy medium is all a little too challenging and it’s amazing how fast the occifers can run!

#4
shirty_bear9:16 am, 30 Mar 13

voytek3 said :

Anyone dumb enough to drink drive on roads like that at times when there are the most police out deserve to be arrested.

… and it would appear that these press releases are written in a manner designed to appeal to exactly this intelligence bracket. What a horrible piece of writing.

#5
breda4:28 pm, 30 Mar 13

It’s a very clever Hyundai. According to the “person who has the photos, videos and text messages” who crafted it, this car can even turn its own lights off and pull over when it spots the coppers.

My year 5 teacher would have stood me in the corner for turning in a composition that bad.

#6
Instant Mash8:02 pm, 30 Mar 13

I’m surprised an Excel managed to evade police for a full minute; driver or not.

#7
muntychops8:01 am, 31 Mar 13

Pork Hunt said :

The Hyundai in para two changed into a man in para three before reverting to a Hyundai again in para four alledgedly…
Also, our old friend the medium strip rears its ugly head again.[/

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/median+strip

Sorry it’s a pet hate of mine, a bit like people who say “arks” instead of ask :)

Happy Easter

#8
Weaselburger10:11 am, 31 Mar 13

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/median+strip

Sorry it’s a pet hate of mine, a bit like people who say “arks” instead of ask :)

Maybe there were 3 strips and he chose the one that wasn’t too big or too small

#9
bikhet12:04 pm, 31 Mar 13

Weaselburger said :

Maybe there were 3 strips and he chose the one that wasn’t too big or too small

Maybe his name was Goldilocks.

#10
Postalgeek3:15 pm, 31 Mar 13

Instant Mash said :

I’m surprised an Excel managed to evade police for a full minute; driver or not.

Guess the police decided they’d wait at traffic lights, just to make it interesting.

Advertisement
GET PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Halloween in Australia?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

IMAGES OF CANBERRA

Advertisement
Sponsors
RiotACT Proudly Supports
Copyright © 2014 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.