ACT Policing seized a silver Holden Commodore and will be seeking to interview its driver after an incident on Saturday evening in Palmerston in which two men were assaulted.
Police responded to the incident at Palmerston shops around 6.45pm where it was reported that a 45-year-old man had approached the driver of a vehicle which was driving in a dangerous manner and doing burnouts in the area.
A second man, an off-duty NSW Police constable, also witnessed the dangerous driving. He identified himself, asked to see the driver’s licence details and after smelling alcohol on the driver’s breath, intervened by removing the keys from the vehicle’s ignition.
The driver and three men got out of the car and assaulted both men by punching and kicking them. Police were called and the four men fled the area on foot, leaving the Commodore behind. The vehicle was subsequently towed to the ACT Exhibit Management Centre and impounded.
Police have identified the owner of the vehicle and will be seeking to interview him as soon as practicable in relation to the alleged traffic offences and the assault matters. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and may be able to assist police with the investigation or help identify the offenders involved are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.
ACT Policing are seeking witnesses to a collision at the intersection of Athllon Drive and Beasley Street in Torrens on Saturday afternoon (November 13).
Around 3.40pm, a silver Saab sedan travelling west along Beasley Street collided with a white Mitsubishi Triton Utility travelling south on Athllon Drive.
The collision also caused damage to a third vehicle which was stopped at the lights on Athllon Drive, and a light pole.
Five people were taken to the Canberra Hospital with minor injuries as a result of the collision.
The road was closed for around 2 hours while ACTEWAGL attended and removed the damaged light pole.
Police are seeking any witnesses to the collision who may be able to assist with the investigation. Anyone who may have any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.