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.