Tag Archives: DUI

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. [...]

Do you want to see a drunk put his car into a servo at high speed? Of course you do


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.

Drink driver smashes into the Belco Coles Express


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 [...]

Drunken Charnwood woman in afternoon collision

By 8 March 2013

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 [...]

Drunk driver jailed after killing motorcyclist

By 26 February 2013

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 [...]

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 [...]

Low range drink drivers nabbed

By 16 February 2013

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 [...]

Police profiling in C-town?

By 16 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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, [...]

A more sober summer

By 11 February 2013

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 [...]

Signs you might have had too much…

By 9 February 2013

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 [...]

Disqualified Isaacs man bungs up his Monaro and goes DUI

By 22 January 2013

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, [...]

“how much money an how long do ya gotta wait to get car outa impound?”

By 7 January 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A keen eyed, yet anonymous, reader has alerted us to this fascinating exchange on facebook.
We understand it’s related to this post.

Still over the morning after

By 19 December 2012

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 [...]

When you go DUI it’s important to stop driving

By 16 November 2012

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 [...]

If at first you don’t succeed get caught DUI again!

By 7 November 2012

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 [...]

Police going after bombed out drivers

By 2 November 2012

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 [...]

Labor promises more police to fix Canberra drivers

By 28 September 2012

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 [...]

11 of 40 drink drivers recidivists

By 9 August 2012

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 [...]

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 [...]

Phillip bad girl can’t outrun the law in her Lancer

By 13 July 2012

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 [...]

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 [...]

Best lawyer for DUI charge in Canberra?

By 10 July 2012

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), [...]

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 [...]

Drunk man drives into roadworks; where was the lollipop man?

By 28 June 2012

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 [...]

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 [...]

Victory over drink driving?

By 12 June 2012

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 [...]

You drink, we drive?

By 9 June 2012

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 [...]

P-Plater goes DUI twice in one night

By 5 June 2012

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 [...]

Drunk driver tries to run down the cops

By 18 May 2012

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 [...]

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 [...]

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