Police Wrap – 10 August

By 10 August, 2009 2

1. Steel wheels attract attention:

    A 20-year-old female driver will be summonsed to court after she was identified early this morning (August 10) driving a vehicle whilst allegedly ten times over the legal blood alcohol limit.

    The female came to the attention of police just after midnight after she was observed driving a vehicle along Flinders Way in Griffith with two punctured tyres. The vehicle was travelling on the wheel rims, causing it to emanate excessive noise and sparks.

    The probationary driver, subject to a blood alcohol limit of 0.02, was transported to Woden Police Station where she recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.199.

    This comes after a 47-year-old probationary driver and a 34-year-old learner driver both recently recorded excessive blood alcohol readings after being pulled over by police. They will be summonsed to court.

    Officer in Charge of ACT Policing Traffic Operations Sergeant Erin Pobar says police patrol our roads day and night subjecting motorists to random breath tests, and that those who choose not to comply with the law will pay the penalty.

    “There continues to be members of the community who think they can drink and drive with no consequences. I hope for their sake, their family’s sake and the sake of the wider community that we catch these people before they lose more than just their licence.

2. Thuggies moving North?

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Brisbane Avenue, Barton, Sunday, August 9, 2009

    The 21-year-old male victim had been walking on Brisbane Avenue near the intersection with Young Street when the male victim was grabbed by the neck by one male while another stole his backpack. The two men then left the location in a light blue-coloured sedan.

    One of the offenders is described as a Caucasian male, about 5’10 (178cm) tall, aged between 18-21 years with a medium build and dark, medium-length hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket. The second offender was described as a Caucasian male, of medium build, aged between 18-21 years, 5’8” (173cm) tall, and with short, blond hair.

    The victim reported the incident at the nearby AFP College and a security guard immediately went out to assess the crime scene. The guard disturbed a male attempting to break into a vehicle parked in Young Street. The offender then ran to and drove away in a green-coloured Ford Falcon sedan with stolen ACT registration plates.

    It is unknown whether the later incident was connected to the earlier aggravated robbery, however police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen either of these suspicious vehicles – the light blue sedan or the green Ford Falcon with ACT plates – in the area of Brisbane Avenue, Barton, around 9pm last night, or any suspicious persons in the same area around that time .

    Anyone with information which may assist the police investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help the police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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2 Responses to Police Wrap – 10 August
#1
LlamaFrog5:43 pm, 10 Aug 09

must not make female driving joke.

#2
caf8:05 pm, 10 Aug 09

The vehicle was travelling on the wheel rims, causing it to emanate excessive noise and sparks.

There’s a non-excessive quantity of sparks that a vehicle can emanate? At any rate, my thanks to the police media release writer – that is a beautiful word picture.

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