Tag Archives: DUI

Anthony Paton off the roads until 2016

By 6 January, 2014

The day Anthony Paton killed his son and ruined the life of the woman he hit on the wrong side of the road he was unlicensed, driving an unregistered car, and wildly drunk at 0.281.
His sentencing has gone online:
I now sentence you to imprisonment for four years and four months for culpable driving causing the [...]

Double the number of young drunks this new year’s

By 1 January, 2014

As revellers welcomed in the New Year ACT Policing was highly visible in Canberra with a strong focus on road safety and anti-social behaviour.
New Year’s Eve Operation Commander Superintendent Brett Kidner said it was a challenging night but that police were generally pleased with the behaviour of the crowds.
“Overall people were well-behaved with no major [...]

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.

Greenway man eighth time unlucky for DUI

By 28 December, 2013

A 59-year-old Greenway man has been caught drink-driving for the eighth time.
Around 9.30pm yesterday (Friday, 27 December), police were conducting random breath testing in Kambah. Police conducted 404 tests in total with one positive result.
The driver returned a positive screening test for alcohol and was taken to Tuggeranong Police Station where he undertook a breath [...]

Blotto and unlicensed in Red Hill

By 13 December, 2013

A 45-year-old Red Hill man, holding a disqualified licence, has been caught drink-driving for the sixth time.
Around 11.30am yesterday (Thursday, 12 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Red Hill when they were flagged down by a motorist who notified them of a white utility swerving and driving recklessly near the Red Hill shops.
Police located [...]

Gordon woman passes out drunk behind the wheel

By 4 December, 2013

A 38-year-old Gordon woman has attempted to drive home from a Christmas party more than four times over the legal limit.
Around 11.30pm last night (Tuesday, 3 December), police were conducting mobile patrols in Phillip when they observed a vehicle stopped in the bus stop and obstructing a lane on Melrose Drive Phillip between Theodore and [...]

Jorian’s run from the law over at last

By 14 November, 2013

The Canberra Times reports that run away outlaw Jorian Gardner has faced the court over his unlicensed low range drink driving, the arrest warrant un-used.
For his troubles $1000 in fines, $200 in costs, and a three month suspension of his licence.

Jorian goes DUI

By 7 November, 2013

Rarely out of the news for long Jorian Gardner has just posted the following to facebook:
I am beating The Canberra Times to it. Tomorrow they will publish a story, because apparently they can’t resist putting in the boot when I screw up, where they allege I was pulled over by ACT Police & blew over [...]

Police hunting the party drivers

By 6 November, 2013

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving over the next three months as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.
Officer in Charge [...]

A dark dark time for Canberra

By 1 November, 2013

There’s disturbing news on the Canberra Times about a very rare drink cycling conviction:
A teenager who rode his bicycle drunk through Canberra streets has been convicted, despite protesting that he didn’t know “drink-riding” was a crime.
The 19-year-old Canberra man, who was caught riding under the influence earlier this year, has been fined and has been [...]

BMW burnout on Ginninderra Drive (or how to draw attention to your DUI)

By 18 October, 2013

A 33-year-old Kambah man was arrested following a police pursuit in Kaleen and Lyneham last night (Thursday October 17).
About 5.40pm, police attempted to stop a purple BMW after seeing the vehicle perform a burnout on Ginninderra Drive.
The man failed to stop and was pursued by police along Ginninderra Drive and into North Lyneham within the [...]

Silly rabbit, eccies are for dancing not burnouts

By 12 October, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man from Casey after he conducted a burnout while drink driving last night (Friday, 11 October).
Around 10.15pm police observed a black Toyota Hilux performing an extended burnout. Police activated emergency lights and sirens causing the vehicle to stop.
The man underwent a breath analysis test which returned a positive [...]

Jack Waterford pleads guilty to DUI

By 26 September, 2013

The Canberra Times reports their editor-at-large has plead guilty but avoided conviction for a low range DUI:
Waterford blew 0.082 after he was stopped by police on Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, about 11.35pm on July 10 this year.

Waterford, who represented himself, applied for and was granted a Section 17, which allowed him to avoid a conviction and [...]

Blotto Yass P-Plater

By 18 September, 2013

A 29-year-old provisional driver from Yass was arrested last night (Tuesday, September 17) for high range drink driving.
Around 10.50pm, a white Toyota Hilux was stopped by police driving in the vicinity of the Burns Club in Kambah, after police were called there in response to a suspicious vehicle.
Police conducted a breath test on the driver [...]

For Peta Credlin DUI is a $69 fine

By 11 September, 2013

Because so many of you are gagging to talk about it we note this ABC report on Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff getting the sort of justice one needs to be a “pillar of the community” to expect:
Ms Credlin was charged with low-level drink-driving in May when ACT police caught her returning home from [...]

Burnout legend on the run in Gordon

By 6 September, 2013

A 20-year-old Gordon man will be summonsed to ACT Magistrates Court on multiple traffic charges after an incident in Gordon early this morning (Friday, 6 September).
About 1.30am Police observed a dark-coloured Holden Commodore utility perform a prolonged burnout at the roundabout intersection of Woodcock Drive and Knoke Avenue.
Police activated their emergency lights and sirens in [...]

Drunk, disqualified, kids in the back, crashing into a house

By 5 September, 2013

A 43-year-old Monash woman has been charged with multiple traffic offences after her vehicle, with two children inside, crashed into her garage yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, September 4).
The incident was reported around 3pm and Tuggeranong Patrol members, together with ACT Fire and Rescue, immediately responded.
On arrival police observed a black sedan that was in the [...]

Florey man just can’t get enough DUI

By 19 August, 2013

A 34-year-old Florey man will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday, August 20) after being caught drink driving for the second time this year.
Around 9.50pm last night (Sunday, August 18), members of Belconnen Patrol were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on William Slim Drive, Giralang.
The 34-year-old man driving a Holden Commodore was stopped for [...]

DUI twice in one night on Limestone Avenue

By 15 August, 2013

A 32 year-old Lyneham man will appear before ACT Magistrate’s Court after being caught drink-driving twice in one night.
About 10.45pm Tuesday (13 August) night, a maroon Ford Falcon overtook a police car at excessive speed on Limestone Avenue, Ainslie.
Police activated their emergency lights, and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver supplied a [...]

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 [...]

Calwell man blows .222

By 27 July, 2013

ACT Policing has suspended the licence of a Calwell man caught drink driving more than four times over the legal limit last night (Friday, July 26).
Around 7.30pm, police were conducting mobile traffic patrols on Outrim Avenue, Calwell when they stopped a vehicle and conducted a breath test on the driver and received a positive reading.
The [...]

More than half of drink drivers caught were recidivists

By 12 July, 2013

Twenty-two people were caught drink-driving on ACT roads last week (July 1-7), with 13 of those drivers being repeat offenders.
Six of the drink-drivers were subject to a zero Alcohol Content reading, and 10 had their licences seized through the issuance of Immediate Suspension Notices.
The highest reading for the week was recorded around 3am on Saturday, [...]

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 [...]

It’s June for DUI and drug driving

By 14 June, 2013

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving during the month of June as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.
Officer in Charge [...]

The long weekend road catch

By 11 June, 2013

ACT Policing issued 137 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and 51 cautions over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (June 7-10) despite drivers being put on notice about increased traffic enforcement over the period.
Traffic Operations identified 52 speeding offences during this period; including three drivers caught driving more than 45km/h over the speed limit.
A 24-year-old Farrer man [...]

And the alcohol interlock law came to pass

By 6 June, 2013

Given the mendacity and ingenuity of Canberra’s drink drivers (not to mention the example set by our politicians and the judiciary) we don’t think alcohol interlocks will make much difference.
But Simon Corbell is sending forth word that his Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (No 2) has passed the fastest legislature in the West.
Alcohol ignition [...]

Sunday night DUI

By 28 May, 2013

ACT Policing apprehended three drink-drivers following mobile Random Breath Testing on Canberra’s streets on Sunday night (May 26).
At 6.35pm police conducted a traffic stop on a 55-year-old male P-Plate driver from Narrabundah, who returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.082 on Kootara Crescent, Narrabundah. The driver had five previous drink-driving offences.
Around 8.25pm police [...]

ACT Policing picks up Tony Abbott’s Chief of Staff

By 20 May, 2013

The Herald Sun reports on the local police just happening to catch the high flying Lass from Wycheproof Peta Credlin for a low range DUI.
Mr Abbott’s office earlier confirmed Peta Credlin was caught outside her home with a ”low-range reading” after returning from a dinner in the capital last week.
ACT Police have since confirmed a [...]

Here come the alcohol interlocks

By 9 May, 2013

Simon Corbell is legislating again this time to create a cottage industry of cars held in family members names by recidivist drink drivers:
Repeat and high range drink drivers will have interlock systems fitted to their vehicles, stopping them from getting behind the wheel when drunk, thanks to measures undertaken by ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, today.
The [...]

Isaacs man blows over twice

By 6 May, 2013

A 28-year-old Isaacs man will face court later this month after being caught drink-driving twice within 90 minutes yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5).
Police were conducting a mobile general duties patrol in the City CBD area around 4.45am yesterday when the male driver of a blue coloured Hyundai Lantra was taken into custody after returning a [...]

On the run in a Hyundai Excel

By 29 March, 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Chisholm man following a 60 second pursuit in Conder early this morning (Friday, 29 March).
Around 12.20am, police were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on Tharwa Drive in Conder, when a green Hyundai Excel approached the area, turned its lights off and pulled over to the side of the road. [...]

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