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Tag Archives: Drink Driving

Disqualified driver caught drink driving

By 23 July 2014

ACT Policing has charged a 41-year-old Giralang woman with driving offences following a minor collision in Kambah yesterday (July 22).
About 6.10pm, a black BMW 318i sedan collided with a white Hyundai i40 station wagon, which had been stationary at a red light at the intersection of Drakeford Drive and Summerland, Kambah. No persons involved in [...]

Drunk driving motorcyclist to face court

By 9 June 2014

ACT Policing arrested a 53-year-old Theodore man following two instances of drunk driving on Saturday night (June 7).
About 10.15pm, ACT Policing detected a Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle travelling at 173km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Monaro Highway. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then underwent roadside breath screening [...]

Police describe drink driving incident as reckless

By 5 June 2014

ACT Policing has described the behaviour of a 34-year-old Kambah man as reckless following a drink driving incident at the Kambah Village car park last night (Wednesday, 4 June).
About 8.45pm, the Kambah man driving a grey VW Passat was observed driving in an erratic manner in the Kambah Village car park, before parking at the [...]

Drunk drivers caught; Learner and supervisor

By 26 May 2014

ACT Policing caught a Learner driver and their supervising licensed driver both impaired by alcohol while driving in Kambah last Thursday (May 22).
About 7.50pm, Tuggeranong Patrol officers conducted a traffic stop on a silver Hyundai Excel sedan travelling on Athllon Drive, Kambah. A roadside breath test was conducted with the driver, a 20-year-old Rivett woman [...]

Police targeting impaired drivers in May

By 8 May 2014

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving this month as part of our multi-agency road safety strategy.
With 1,357 drunk drivers and 116 drug impaired drivers removed from ACT roads during 2013, roadside alcohol and drug screening is a key strategy in ACT Policing’s approach to road safety.
Traffic Operations Sergeant Rod [...]

Man caught twice for drink driving

By 4 May 2014

ACT Policing retained a man in the Watch House on Saturday morning (3 May) after he was caught drink driving twice in two hours.
About 2.50am on Saturday morning, police conducted a traffic stop on a silver Subaru Forrester in Curtin and then transported the driver to Woden Police Station for breath analysis, where he recorded [...]

RBTs out in force already

By 31 December 2013

Passed a substantial gathering of police at 2 PM blocking a major thoroughfare, clearly looking to get an early start to wishing as many motorists as possible a happy New Year.  
The constabulary revellers also seemed keen to share their party whistles with all and sundry.

Alcohol and drug roadside testing laws strengthened

By 28 November 2013

Simon Corbell announced new legislation to strengthen roadside drug and alcohol testing laws today.
The Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Bill 2013 seeks to reduce the incidence of drink and drug driving by strengthening the powers and ability of police to enforce drink and drug driving laws.
“Among the amendments made by the Bill is [...]

A mere six out of 34 drink drivers caught recidivists

By 5 August 2013

Thirty-four people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last weekend (August 2-4), with six of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Twenty-one of the 34 drink-drivers caught were issued Immediate Suspension Notices. The highest reading recorded was 0.162 with a learner driver recording a reading of 0.138.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Mark Steel said the latest drink-driving [...]

Emu Bank Blitz

By 4 July 2013

ACT Policing apprehended five drink-drivers following targeted Random Breath Testing in the Emu Bank area of Belconnen early this morning (Thursday July 4).
Between 1am and 4am, Belconnen patrol members conducted 50 traffic stops that resulted in five drink-driving offences.
These included a 33-year-old man who holds a probationary licence for previous drink-driving offences. He returned an [...]

10k breath tests nab 100 drunks (or thereabouts)

By 3 July 2013

As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers during the month of June.
Police conducted 9,802 breath tests during June removing 104 drink-drivers from Canberra roads, as well as three drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
Between 2am and 5am last Thursday (June 27) four drivers were [...]

Exceptional drink driving

By 26 February 2013

ACT Policing has expressed outrage over a driver who was caught drink driving last night (Monday, February 25).
Around 9.50pm, police received reports of a vehicle driving erratically on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip. When police arrived the vehicle was parked on the verge of Corinna Street, Phillip and the male driver was behaving aggressively towards members of [...]

Simon proposes interlocks for drunk drivers

By 7 August 2012

Simon Corbell has let it be known that he’s pushing out an exposure draft trying to slow down Canberra’s rampant recidivist drink drivers:
ACT Attorney General, Simon Corbell, has today released for comment, an exposure draft bill that could see a mandatory alcohol interlock program in cars to prevent high-risk drink drivers from getting behind the [...]

RBT Avoiders

By 4 August 2012

Driving inbound along Parkes Way last night I was pleased to see a big RBT operation set up testing outbound traffic about 600-700 metres past the Bindubi Street exit. Judging by the number of cars left on the side of the road it looked like the police has successfully removed quite a few drink drivers [...]

8 of last week’s 26 drink drivers had been around before

By 1 August 2012

Twenty-six people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last week (23-29 July), with eight of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Six of the drink-drivers were subject to a zero Alcohol Content reading, and 18 had their licences seized through the issuance of Immediate Suspension Notices.
The highest reading for the week was recorded around 9.30am on Saturday [...]

Repeat offenders going DUI in a third of cases

By 11 July 2012

Targeted breath testing by ACT Policing resulted in 29 drink-drivers being apprehended last weekend (July 6 – 8).
Police apprehended 33 drink-drivers for the week in total (July 2 – 8), nine of whom were drivers required by the conditions of their licences to have a zero Blood Alcohol Content (BAC).
Repeat offenders continue to be an [...]

604 DUIs come up from 42,955 breath tests in six months

By 2 July 2012

ACT Policing has caught 119 drink-drivers in June, the highest number of drink-drivers caught over a month-long period this year.
Throughout the month of June, ACT Policing targeted drink-driving, with 10,937 random roadside breath tests conducted by Traffic and General Duties members.
The highest reading last month was recorded on Friday 15 June, by a 51-year-old Watson [...]

Drink drivers like to keep on drinking and driving

By 18 June 2012

Almost half the 34 drivers caught drink driving in the ACT over the past week were found to be 0.00 licence holders. Police apprehended 14 0.00 licence holders in the week of June 11 -17.
About 9.30 pm on Thursday, June 14, police stopped a vehicle on Namatjira Drive in Weston after the driver failed to [...]

Police follow trail of fluids to drunk (easily offended and vehicularly homicidal) P-plater’s door

By 16 June 2012

ACT Policing have apprehended a high range drink driver in Gungahlin last night and a hit and run driver in Macquarie early this morning.
About 10.55pm, Friday 15 June, a vehicle was stopped on Hibberson Street after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt.
The 51-year-old man returned a positive screen test; he was conveyed [...]

And the drink drivers roll on

By 3 May 2012

ACT Policing apprehended 58 drink-drivers over the past fortnight (16-29 April), with 30 of those drivers issued with Immediate Suspension Notices.
Of the 58 drivers apprehended, 22 were subject to special conditions which restricted them to an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.00.
The highest reading of the fortnight was at 6.50pm on Sunday (April 29). Police responded [...]

Infinitely suffering police disappointed by Canberras drink drivers

By 18 April 2012

ACT Policing apprehended 25 drink-drivers last week, with nine of those drivers holding provisional licences and one being a six-time previous drink-drive offender.
Fourteen drivers were issued with immediate suspension notices.
The six-time offender is a 59-year-old man from Ainslie, who was detected driving on Dickson Place, in Dickson. His reading was 0.153.
In one high-level drink-driving incident [...]

When is a random breath test not random?

By 10 April 2012

I was driving the diesel Golf southbound along Lady Denman Drive on Saturday afternoon with Mrs and Master Alderney when we happened on a police car blocking all traffic heading in that direction and funnelling it into a car park area for ‘random’ breath testing.
Now, I’m all for the police ensuring that drink impaired drivers [...]

Drink driving into a police car with the kid on board

By 19 December 2011

A 33-year-old Belconnen man driving with his five-year-old son in the back seat has been caught drink driving after colliding with a police vehicle on the weekend.
Around midnight on Saturday night, police were conducting a routine patrol along Kingsford Smith Drive in Melba when they saw a vehicle travelling towards them on the wrong side [...]

Drink driving busts roll on

By 23 November 2011

ACT Policing apprehended four drink drivers this morning (Wednesday November 23) after returning positive blood alcohol readings on Commonwealth Avenue, Parkes.
Woden Patrol members conducted random breath testing between the hours of 12.15am and 2.30am, with 100 drivers tested.
The highest reading was from a provisional NSW driver, who returned a positive Alcohol Content (AC) reading of [...]

Drink and Drug courses for impaired drivers

By 21 November 2011

Simon Corbell has the thrilling news that there will be a compulsory course for those wanting their licences back after drink or drug driving convictions:
“From 25 November 2011, a person who commits a drink or drug driving offence will be required to complete a mandatory awareness course in order to regain or retain their driver [...]

Ninth time lucky for DUI?

By 28 July 2011

A 37-year-old Wamboin (NSW) man is expected to be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court after being caught drink driving for the ninth time.
Around 11.50pm last Saturday (July 23), the man was caught speeding in his Holden Caprice at 98km/h along Hindmarsh Drive, an 80km/h zone. The man undertook a roadside breath test, which [...]

Zero alcohol limits imperfectly understood

By 19 July 2011

One third of the 24 drink-drivers apprehended by ACT Policing over the weekend (July 15-17) were those required to comply with a zero blood alcohol level.
Among the eight apprehended with this restriction was a 30-year-old man from Fisher, who was stopped by police on Streeton Drive, Stirling around 9.30pm on Saturday night (July 16). He [...]

The drunken P-Platers of Belconnen

By 23 June 2011

Two men on provisional licence holders will be summonsed to court after police caught them drink driving in separate incidents in Belconnen overnight.
Around 11.20pm last night (Wednesday, June 22), police attended a licensed premises in Cohen Street, Belconnen, following reports of three men refusing to leave. Upon arrival, police saw a Holden utility leaving the [...]

Well at least they didn’t drive home. Images of Canberra

By 17 May 2011

P1 has sent in this gem taken from the parking lot next to the ATO building in Civic.
Champagne, Russkis, and a parking ticket. That’s one big night out!
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it to images@the-riotact.com .

The “New” Drink Driving Laws

By 17 May 2011

What do they mean to you? If you don’t drink and drive, they will be seen as the government attempting to stop a plague that is gripping the City of Canberra.
In the past few months there have been a number of media releases from ACT Policing relating to drink driving. It was plain to see [...]

Ben Aulich on the new drink driving laws

By 16 May 2011

As I am sure you are all aware, recently the Government has implemented “tougher drink driving laws” making fundamental changes to eligibility for restricted licences and allowing police to hand out on the spot licence suspensions. Whilst these changes may appeal to some members of the public, who are on the “tougher on crime” bandwagon, [...]

West Belco teen drink driver gets snappy

By 1 April 2011

A teenager who bit a police officer on the arm yesterday will face court this morning (Friday, April 1) charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, drink-driving, drive while disqualified and breach of bail.
The 17-year-old male, who lives in Macgregor, was stopped by ACT Policing officers about 5:50pm on Ginninderra Drive in Dunlop.
Upon being stopped [...]

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