During the week we were excited by the news of a drink driver putting his car into the Belconnen Coles Express petrol station.
Now ACT Policing have released the rather exciting video.
The staff waving their arms in the air around 0:28 is a particular highlight.
A 38-year-old Belconnen man was more than three times over the legal limit when his vehicle collided with a service station last night (Wednesday March 13).
Around 10pm the disqualified driver failed to control the black Nissan Z51 Murano when entering the Belconnen Shell service station. The vehicle struck a petrol bowser before crashing into the [...]
A 49-year-old Charnwood woman was caught nearly six times over the legal limit by ACT Policing yesterday (Thursday, March 7).
Around 3:45pm, police were called to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kingsford Smith and Drake Brockman Drive, Higgins.
A green Toyota Camry entering a roundabout collided with a street sign pushing it over and into [...]
ABC news have reported that a repeat drink driving offender received a six year sentence today after hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011.
Witnesses said Mr Newton was launched into the air and the injuries he sustained on landing killed him.
The driver was John Kenneth Harvey, 66, who was returning home with a beer [...]
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 [...]
ACT Policing apprehended four drink-drivers and a disqualified driver during Random Breath Testing operations on Canberra’s streets last night (Friday, February 15).
Between 6.15pm and 8.30pm, 285 motorists underwent roadside screening tests on Gungahlin Drive, Bruce. A 21-year-old P-Plate driver returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.197, along with a 48-year-old Banks man (BAC [...]
This afternoon I was on my treadly heading towards the AIS on the bike path when I noticed the north bound traffic on Gunghalin Drive at a virtual standstill. Upon investigating, I discovered that the cops were conducting a sizeable RBT/other drug testing operation a bit further along the road.
As I’ve previously noted here, [...]
As part of its multi-agency road safety strategy, ACT Policing actively targeted drink and drug-affected drivers between November and January.Police removed 343 drink-drivers from Canberra roads, as well as 10 drivers detected under the influence of illicit drugs.
During the same period last year, 383 drivers were apprehended for drink-driving and six drivers were found to [...]
ACT Policing will summons a 20-year-old Florey man on drink-driving charges after an incident this morning in which a vehicle collided with a retail premises in Belconnen.
Police were called to the Nettlefold St address around 7.30am today (Saturday, February 9) when it was reported that a white Toyota Camry had failed to negotiate a corner [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Isaacs man after he fled from a roadside police breath testing station early this morning (22 January).
Around 3.10am police were conducting breath tests on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains. The driver of the silver Holden Monaro conducted a U-turn in front of police and drove away.
Police followed the driver, [...]
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ACT Policing is urging Canberra drivers to think twice before drink-driving this holiday season, especially the morning after drinking.
This warning comes after police caught a 24-year-old Hawker man drink-driving at 9.40am on Friday (December 14). The man was detected speeding at 68km/h in the 40km/h zone along Barry Drive in Turner and returned a positive [...]
ACT Policing has arrested two motorists for high level drink driving offences in the past two days, with one driver being caught twice in two hours.
On Wednesday (November 14) at about 1:45am, police conducted a traffic stop on a white Toyota Kluger on William Webb Drive in McKellar. The 44-year-old Flynn female driver returned [...]
ACT Policing has expressed outrage over the stupidity of two drivers who were caught drink driving last night (November 6).
Around 8.40pm, police stopped a blue Mazda 6 sedan while conducting random breath testing on Caswell Drive, Aranda. The driver, a 22-year-old Kambah man, returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (AC) reading of 0.079. He will be [...]
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.
Traffic Operations Superintendent [...]
Team Katy have announced an expanded traffic team in ACT Policing if they are returned to government:
if re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will invest $6.8 million for a road safety operations team, 8 more police and four dedicated vehicles to help prevent fatalities and serious crashes on our roads.
This investment will also see the ACT’s [...]
ACT Policing has warned that enforcement efforts to catch impaired road users will continue after 40 drink-drivers were apprehended over the past week (July 30 – August 5).
Twenty–eight of the 40 drink-drivers were caught over the weekend (August 3-5).
Of those apprehended, 22 were issued with Immediate Suspension Notices, while six were required by the conditions [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
ACT Policing will charge a 21-year-old Phillip woman with drink-driving, driving with licence suspended, furious/reckless driving and failing to stop when requested by police after a pursuit in Weston early this morning.
Police on patrol in Streeton Drive around 4.20am today (Friday, July 13) attempted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi Lancer sedan for the [...]
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 [...]
Recently I was pulled up on a super low range drinking charge and am now faced with a summons and licence suspension which is going to have significant impact on a recently agreed shared custody arrangement.
I haven’t had any issues with police (other than stupidity in a car when I was younger – 15+ years), [...]
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 [...]
ACT Policing was required to close the Monaro Highway in both directions early this morning (Thursday, June 28) after a drink-driver collided heavily with a roadside barrier and blocked traffic.
The incident was reported around 4.43am today and police, together with ACT Fire and Rescue, immediately responded. The silver Holden Commodore was found at the location [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
ACT Policing were out in force over the long weekend as part of Operation Stay Alert conducting 1,533 Random Breath tests this long weekend, 12 people recorded positive results.
From 8-11 June, police joined forces with NSW Police Force to target speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue on the long weekend.
Around 7am Friday (June 8 ) police [...]
While I really don’t mind that my 22yr old son asks me to drive him around so that he doesn’t drive home after he’s been drinking — sign of a well-brought-up kid, and one of those times to be thankful that Canberra is so easy to get around — it did make me wonder why [...]
ACT Policing will summons an 18-year-old man to court after he was apprehended for drink-driving twice in the one morning (Saturday, June 2).
Around 4.25am the driver of a Nissan Pulsar was stopped in the city area for a routine traffic stop where he returned a positive reading to a roadside screening test. He was conveyed [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man after a vehicle pursuit early this morning (Friday, May 18) which ended on Haydon Drive.
Around 4.25am today, a Belconnen Patrol team was conducting laser speed enforcement and roadside breath testing in Aranda when a Nissan Pulsar did not slow down and drove directly towards an officer.
The officer was [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]