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Summernats gets a tick from ACT Policing

By 6 January 2014 1

ACT Policing was pleased with crowd behaviour at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival, with minimal police involvement regarding anti-social behaviour.

The event, held at EPIC, catered for more than 100,000 people over four days. ACT Policing worked closely with event organisers, assisting in ensuring a safe environment for all those who attended.

Police issued 67 Traffic Infringement Notices over the course of the event. A total of 202 Random Breath Tests were conducted, with one positive result.

Three people were arrested over the duration of the festival. 12 people were taken into protective custody for intoxication, including seven young persons.

Working in conjunction with RTA inspectors, police issued 74 defect notices for vehicles deemed not roadworthy. Three vehicles were seized and impounded for anti-social driving offences.

Superintendent Kenton Turner praised organisers for the smooth running of the festival.

“A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes to successfully stage an event as big as Summernats”, Superintendent Turner said.

The behaviour of the crowds was extremely pleasing, which is also indicative of a well organised event”.

“The statistics during the Summernats period are similar to what we would expect on an average weekend, which is a terrific result”.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


UPDATE: ACT Policing have sent through the following:

Please see a correction to the media release below.

There were no arrests made at the 2014 Summernats street machine festival.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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One Response to Summernats gets a tick from ACT Policing
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Instant Mash1:02 pm, 09 Jan 14

Certainly a difference to previous years. Although I couldn’t help but notice a lack of police presence everywhere else over the duration.

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