ACT policing has arrested and charged a 23-year-old Chisholm man after he rammed his vehicle into the side of a police car earlier this morning (Saturday, January 8).
About 1.20am this morning police responded to an incident after being flagged down by a motorist on Hindmarsh Drive. The motorist told police his car had been involved in a incident with a green station wagon. A short time later police saw a green Ford Falcon station wagon travelling along Hindmarsh Drive.
Police located the station wagon in Mawson and stopped behind it with red and blue lights flashing. As both police officers approached the vehicle, the driver reversed quickly towards one of them, narrowly missing the officer. The driver continued reversing his vehicle until it impacted with the side of the police vehicle. The driver then accelerated away from the scene.
The Ford station wagon was located on the Tuggeranong Parkway where the vehicle was stopped by police. The male driver underwent a roadside screening test which provided a positive result. He was taken to the Woden Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.117 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As a special driver he was subject to a .000 limit and his licence was suspended on the spot.
The male was charged with drink driving as well as a number of other offences. He was given police bail and will be required to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
A 19-year-old P-plate driver from Ainslie has escaped serious injury after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in Bruce on Friday morning (December 7).
About 3.40am on Friday morning police responded to several reports of a motor vehicle collision in Thynne St Bruce. Police attended the area and located a Holden Commodore utility which had sustained major damage, however no one was located in the vehicle.
Following police inquiries, police attended an address in Bruce where they found the 19-year-old male driver. Police performed a screening test which returned a positive result.
The man was taken to Belconnen Police Station where he returned a reading of 0.165 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As he holds a provisional ACT licence, he is classed as a special driver and is therefore subject to a 0.00 blood alcohol limit.
The man’s licence was immediately suspended for a period of 90 days and he was required to surrender his licence to police.
He will be summonsed to appear at the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.