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Punching on for a DUI

By 21 March 2011 12

A 17-year-old male was arrested yesterday morning (Sunday, March 20) for assaulting a police officer and drink driving.

About 2.45am police conducted a traffic stop on a gold Mitsubishi Magna in Bruce. The young man was breath tested and returned a positive reading. He was taken to Belconnen Police Station for a breath analysis where he recorded a reading of 0.105. He is subject to a 0.00 limit.

While at the station the young male has become extremely aggressive and punched one of the police officers. He was arrested and taken to the ACT Regional Watch House where he was later released with bail conditions.

The young man has been charged with driving while disqualified, drink driving and assaulting a commonwealth official. He will be summonsed to attend the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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12 Responses to Punching on for a DUI
#1
EvanJames2:19 pm, 21 Mar 11

I really take issue with people being given charge of a 1 tonne hunk of metal, but appearing in the “childrens court” when they transgress the laws relating to safe operation of said hunk of metal.

#2
JessP3:14 pm, 21 Mar 11

A new person aiming for Mully-hood.

#3
harryhaller4:07 pm, 21 Mar 11

Srsly, what 17 yo punches a police officer? Sounds cliche, but when I was 17 yo, I would have been mighty scared to be caught drink driving, let alone punching people in the situation. I have the feeling, we’ll be hearing more of this lad on the RiotAct in years to come…

#4
Special G5:14 pm, 21 Mar 11

He only reacted to the armed Police officer of course. He felt threatened and resorted to violence.

#5
LSWCHP6:41 pm, 21 Mar 11

You really have to wonder what he was thinking.

“I will fight my way out of here past these all these large policemen, and they will never stand a hope in hell of finding me once I’m out the door.”

or…

“Perhaps the beak will go easier on me if I give this copper a good flogging!”

I shakes me head.

#6
Deref6:55 pm, 21 Mar 11

Special G said :

He only reacted to the armed Police officer of course. He felt threatened and resorted to violence.

Perfectly reasonable. That’s always how I’ve reacted when I’ve been confronted with an armed police officer.

#7
merlin bodega7:05 pm, 21 Mar 11

Proving yet again that many of the people filling our jails are not bad so much as just very very stupid.

#8
TAD7:26 pm, 21 Mar 11

Kid needs a slap across the head

#9
roflmao10:57 pm, 21 Mar 11

TAD said :

Kid needs a slap across the head

agreed where the fudge are his parents

#10
dvaey11:17 am, 22 Mar 11

LSWCHP said :

You really have to wonder what he was thinking.

Maybe read the news and heard about the crackdown on drink-driving, but also read the stories of recent assaults on police where the offender was bailed on-the-spot (if even charged) and figured he’d take his chances. Either way, it makes you wonder what exactly you have to do to get locked up until you face court, if assaulting a police officer .. in a police station, doesnt even make the break. fair enough if its a brawl in the city and there are 20 possible offenders.

No doubt he’ll receive a slap on the wrist and a few months good behaviour bond and be back out driving on our streets with a gut full of piss again next weekend.

#11
Special G1:30 pm, 22 Mar 11

dvaey said :

LSWCHP said :

You really have to wonder what he was thinking.

Maybe read the news and heard about the crackdown on drink-driving, but also read the stories of recent assaults on police where the offender was bailed on-the-spot (if even charged) and figured he’d take his chances. Either way, it makes you wonder what exactly you have to do to get locked up until you face court, if assaulting a police officer .. in a police station, doesnt even make the break. fair enough if its a brawl in the city and there are 20 possible offenders.

No doubt he’ll receive a slap on the wrist and a few months good behaviour bond and be back out driving on our streets with a gut full of piss again next weekend.

I’m going to agree with you on this one.

#12
Jivrashia2:48 pm, 22 Mar 11

harryhaller said :

Srsly, what 17 yo punches a police officer?

They don’t call it ROARING DRUNK for nothing. He would’ve probably taken on the tide given half a chance.

With all these drunken behaviour and associated crime being so prevalent these days is it time to resurrect King O’Malley’s legacy?

Come to think of it, what was a 17 y.o. doing consuming alcohol until he was roaring drunk??

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