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Stop sticks bring Charnwood truck thief to justice!

By 21 June 2012 9

A 42-year-old Charnwood man is expected to face court today following a pursuit in Canberra’s north overnight.

Around 3am today, a Belconnen patrol identified a stolen white Toyota Dyna truck on Gundaroo Drive in Crace. They followed the truck and observed it mounting the curb of the roundabout at the intersection of Barton Highway and Gundaroo Drive in Crace.

Police activated warning lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop on the truck, but the driver ignored them and accelerated away. A pursuit commenced through Giralang, with police deploying stop sticks on Kuringa Drive, causing the truck’s right-side tyres to deflate.

The truck travelled slowly through Fraser, before stopping outside a house on Rochford Street.

The pursuit lasted approximately six minutes, and reached a maximum speed of 90km/h.

The driver returned a positive roadside screening test, and was taken to City Police Station, where he returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.163. As a disqualified driver, he was subject to a zero alcohol limit.

He was taken to the ACT Watch House, where is expected to be charged with drink-driving, disqualified driving, failing to stop for police, driving a stolen motor vehicle, disqualified driver not surrendering his licence and breach of bail.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, where bail will be opposed by police.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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9 Responses to Stop sticks bring Charnwood truck thief to justice!
#1
Dilandach11:01 am, 21 Jun 12

“He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, where bail will be opposed by police.”

…and granted by the magistrate.

#2
VYBerlinaV8_is_back11:40 am, 21 Jun 12

What a s***-for-brains.

#3
Chop7111:50 am, 21 Jun 12

Let’s hope he is now an ex-Charnwood resident and a new resident of Hume.

#4
RedDogInCan3:12 pm, 21 Jun 12

‘Toyota Dyna’ and ‘accellerated’ are two words rarely seen together – it must have taken 5 of the 6 minutes to reach 90km/h. Google Maps says that it only takes 7 minutes to cover the same route at legal speeds.

#5
roccon3:41 pm, 21 Jun 12

The only time my Dyna hit 90km/h was downhill with a tail wind. It involved much bravery too.

#6
Deref3:51 pm, 21 Jun 12

Oh boy. He’s going to get a stern talking to.

#7
dpm9:21 pm, 21 Jun 12

Wow. You rarely hear of people out on bail driving stolen vehicles dangerously! Oh, wait…..
Another top job at judging who can have bail conditions…..

#8
Henry824:24 pm, 22 Jun 12

It’s ok guys, hes probably sorry he got caught.

#9
LSWCHP10:59 pm, 22 Jun 12

If we could shoot him, it might encourage others not to do this.

I really truly have no time at all for recidivist drunk drivers.

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