- A 19-year-old Chifley man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday (August 17) to face charges in relation to 39 traffic offences.
Police will allege the man was identified speeding by fixed speed cameras at various locations across Canberra on 38 different occasions between April 21 and August 10 this year, including travelling 56km/h over the posted speed limit on the Monaro Highway in Hume.
The man’s Mitsubishi Magna was not fitted with registration plates at the time of the offences however police were able to identify the driver using other available resources.
He will face 38 charges of exceeding the speed limit, as well as using an unregistered vehicle and possessing a prohibited substance.
Superintendent of ACT Policing Traffic Operations Mark Colbran says this should highlight to motorists that deliberate attempts to evade being identified by fixed speed cameras in the ACT will not be successful.
“Police have a range of tools and resources available to them to investigate these sorts of offences, and such a blatant disregard for traffic laws will be prosecuted to the fullest extent,” Supt Colbran said.
- ACT Policing is investigating damage to three residential letter boxes in three different south-side suburbs last night (August 13), caused by what appears to be an explosive substance.
Between 9.50pm and 10.20pm, letter boxes in Theodore, Calwell and Gordon suffered minor damage from the suspected explosions, with small pieces of debris landing up to 40 metres from the incident locations.
A white coloured four wheel drive was observed in the vicinity of two of the incidents around the time they occurred. The vehicle is described as a Land Rover Discovery or similar, bearing partial ACT registration YII.
Anyone who may have information about these incidents, or who recognises the description of the vehicle is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
- ACT Policing arrested a 27-year-old woman after she was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs whilst visiting the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) yesterday (August 13).
Police will allege the Gordon woman was attending the AMC to visit an inmate when a drug detection dog at the visitor’s entrance to the facility alerted staff to her. A subsequent search of the alleged offender’s vehicle located four grams of amphetamine type substance, ice pipes and scales.
A later search of the alleged offender’s home also located another four grams of amphetamine type substance.
The woman will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (August 14) charged with taking a prohibited thing into a correctional centre, trafficking in a controlled drug other than cannabis, possessing a prohibited substance and possessing a drug of dependence.
- A 19-year-old man will be summonsed to court after he was identified early this morning (August 15) driving a vehicle while allegedly ten times over the legal blood alcohol limit.
The man came to the attention of police around 1.50am when they were called to a motor vehicle collision in Tuggeranong. A vehicle had been allegedly driven into the front of the Sportsmans Warehouse, on the corner of Reed and Scollay Streets, breaking a pane of glass.
The probationary driver, who is subject to a blood alcohol limit of 0.02, allegedly fled the scene but was located on Reed Street and transported to Tuggeranong Police Station where he recorded a blood alcohol content of 0.203, more than ten times the legal limit.
ACT Policing’s Superintendent Kate Buggy said this kind of behaviour is absolutely crazy.
“This is the second probationary driver we have caught with a blood alcohol reading of around ten times the legal limit in less than a week,” Supt Buggy said.
“ACT Policing and the Canberra community will not tolerate this reckless behaviour. There are serious consequences for drink-driving, these kids could lose their licence, or kill themselves, their friends or other Canberra road users,” Supt Buggy said.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.