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Police Wrap – 13 November 2010

By johnboy - 13 November 2010 23

1. Glassing comes to Canberra:

ACT Policing are investigating an alleged ‘glassing’ incident in the city on Saturday morning, November 13 which left a 38-year-old man with lacerations to his face.

Around 1.45am this morning, police were conducting a foot patrol in the city when they saw a large disturbance in a night club involving up to 10 people.

Prior to police arriving it is believed that a 19 year-old woman assaulted the victim by hitting him in the face with a glass. The victim was treated at the scene by ACT ambulance for small lacerations under his eye.

While police were speaking to the injured man at the front of the night club, several glasses were thrown towards police narrowly missing them. ACT Policing has targeted anti-social behaviour as a priority this year and remind people that alcohol related violence will not be tolerated.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and would urge anyone who may have any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online to www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

2. Speeding OK for next two months?

Despite the warning to motorists that police would be targeting drink driving in November and December, an 18-year-old provisional licence driver was caught today (Saturday 13 November) eight times over the limit.

About 3.40am today, police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Parks Way in Acton.

The female driver was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was conveyed to City Police Station where she returned a breathalyser reading of 0.160 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As the driver holds a provisional licence she is subject to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02.

She has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

This is the second provisional licence holder that has been caught eight times over the limit in the last two days.

ACT Policing will continue to target all traffic offences for the months of November and December with a particular focus on drink driving. In the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, ACT Policing will be conducting random and targeted breath testing in all areas of Canberra.

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
Police Wrap – 13 November 2010
1
gospeedygo 3:46 pm
13 Nov 10
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Hmmm, I wonder which nightclub it was?

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dvaey 4:03 pm
13 Nov 10
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Speeding OK for next two months?

The police havent been involved in speed enforcement for many years, except for maybe when they release a speed camera image on their website, asking for help to identify an offender.

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Brianna 4:43 pm
13 Nov 10
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I am so tired of all the things I hear and read about alcohol related offenses. Too many people talking about alcohol restrictions. Wrong! Let’s talk about tougher punishments for alcohol related offenses. Real punishments, not slaps on the wrists. The cops are out there trying to do a job and the damn legal system lets things fall to pieces with a limp wristed attitude.

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Gungahlin Al 7:01 pm
13 Nov 10
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It bothers me when horrific behaviour gets a nickname, such as with “glassing”. Another pathetic practice (or a different sort) that has gained such a brand is “upskirting”.

It’s like it then has some form of legitimacy, and it then seems to become far more common.

Let’s be blunt – smashing a glass into a person’s face is a disgraceful form of assault that has a high potential for backfiring on the assaulter not just in personal injury, but in the consequences that can stem from inflicting grievous injuries on another person.

It has become so common now that I can see glasses disappearing from pubs very soon.

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Spideydog 8:14 pm
13 Nov 10
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dvaey said :

Speeding OK for next two months?

The police havent been involved in speed enforcement for many years, except for maybe when they release a speed camera image on their website, asking for help to identify an offender.

I call “go fish” on that one !!!!

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screaming banshee 8:53 pm
13 Nov 10
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Brianna said :

I am so tired of all the things I hear and read about alcohol related offenses. Too many people talking about alcohol restrictions. Wrong! Let’s talk about tougher punishments for alcohol related offenses. Real punishments, not slaps on the wrists. The cops are out there trying to do a job and the damn legal system lets things fall to pieces with a limp wristed attitude.

Repeat offenders should be made to donate a kidney.

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georgesgenitals 10:08 pm
13 Nov 10
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dvaey said :

Speeding OK for next two months?

The police havent been involved in speed enforcement for many years, except for maybe when they release a speed camera image on their website, asking for help to identify an offender.

Except when they set up speed traps like you see on Adelaide Ave every couple of weeks…

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MJay 12:02 am
14 Nov 10
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Gungahlin Al said :

It has become so common now that I can see glasses disappearing from pubs very soon.

I am surprised many establishments are not moving to the shatterproof/resistant stuff, surely it would save them large amounts of money? Especially with the amount of dropped or knocked glasses broken in some places.

Aswell as saving people from glass attacks. (at least, glass related incidents are supposed to be not as severe with these style of glasses)

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Deref 8:24 am
14 Nov 10
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screaming banshee said :

Repeat offenders should be made to donate a kidney.

Or two.

BTW Brianna, “offence” is spelt with a c, not an s.

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Auntyem 8:58 am
14 Nov 10
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Totally agree with Brianna.

The courts have to back up the police in their statement that “alcohol related violence will not be tolerated”.

In other countries statements like “no tolerance” have very big teeth indeed.

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Brianna 10:06 am
14 Nov 10
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screaming banshee said :

Brianna said :

I am so tired of all the things I hear and read about alcohol related offenses. Too many people talking about alcohol restrictions. Wrong! Let’s talk about tougher punishments for alcohol related offenses. Real punishments, not slaps on the wrists. The cops are out there trying to do a job and the damn legal system lets things fall to pieces with a limp wristed attitude.

Repeat offenders should be made to donate a kidney.

Ooh…..I like that idea!

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Me no fry 10:46 am
14 Nov 10
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Gungahlin Al said :

It bothers me when horrific behaviour gets a nickname, such as with “glassing”. Another pathetic practice (or a different sort) that has gained such a brand is “upskirting”.

It’s like it then has some form of legitimacy, and it then seems to become far more common.

Let’s be blunt – smashing a glass into a person’s face is a disgraceful form of assault that has a high potential for backfiring on the assaulter not just in personal injury, but in the consequences that can stem from inflicting grievous injuries on another person.

It has become so common now that I can see glasses disappearing from pubs very soon.

I agree with you on the whole nickname thing. Let’s call it what it is – slashing or grinding a person’s face with the jagged stump of a broken glass with complete disregard for the high potential for serious disfigurement and possible permanent incapacitation.

I think part of the problem is that people who do assault others by smashing a glass in their face often seem to get off very, very lightly (Australia-wide). The potential for horrific injury from such an assault is so high that I think the legal consequences need to be upgraded to reflect that. I’d be happy to see people sent to prison for a reasonable stretch for this crime, and that just doesn’t seem to happen at present.

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Swaggie 12:55 pm
14 Nov 10
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I wouldnt mind anyone throwing a glass at the Police being given a going over by the Cops – why the hell do they have to put their lives on the line to do their job? The legal system should protect them but in this town that’s a joke so there’ll be no complaints from me if some brain dead Moron walks out of the City Cop Shop having had a taste of his own medicine.

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Brianna 1:56 pm
14 Nov 10
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Deref said :

screaming banshee said :

Repeat offenders should be made to donate a kidney.

Or two.

BTW Brianna, “offence” is spelt with a c, not an s.

Sorry Defef……got a rotten headache today. Normally I spell quite well.

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Mr Evil 2:21 pm
14 Nov 10
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“While police were speaking to the injured man at the front of the night club, several glasses were thrown towards police narrowly missing them….”

Nice work, you effing morons. Obviously Mully’s friends were out on the town. :(

Time to trial earlier closing times, I think. And actually start punishing establishments that continue to repeatedly serve intoxicated and/or obnoxious a-holes.

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