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Weaving along Gungahlin Drive

By 31 October 2011 4

A tip-off by a member of the public about a person seen driving erratically through Gungahlin, led police to apprehend a 33-year-old Ngunnawal man with a blood alcohol content more than four times the legal limit.

Around 9.35 last night (Sunday, October 31), ACT Policing’s Operations Centre received a report of a car weaving along Gungahlin Drive. At one point, the car’s wheels hit the gutter.

The caller provided the registration number and description of the sedan to police, enabling officers patrolling in the area to identify the vehicle a short time later.

Police conducted a roadside screening test on the driver, who failed to provide a sufficient breath sample and was conveyed to Gungahlin Police Station for a second test. That test returned a high range alcohol concentration of 0.224.

The man was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and transported to the ACT Watch House. He was released this morning and will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (November 1).

Police Operations’ Acting Sergeant Nick Maguire said that this was an example of how a member of the community took a positive, proactive approach and contacted police when something was seen to be amiss.

“Police Operations is staffed 24/7 and values community observations and input about suspicious behaviour. We would strongly encourage everyone to program our 131-444 police reporting line and our 1800 333 000 Crime Stoppers number into their mobile phones,” Acting Sergeant Maguire said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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4 Responses to Weaving along Gungahlin Drive
#1
Geostorm5:53 pm, 31 Oct 11

Shame you didn’t catch the moron 4WD weaving in and out of traffic, honking his horn and speeding on Gungahlin drive this afternoon.

#2
bigfeet6:44 pm, 31 Oct 11

Geostorm said :

Shame you didn’t catch the moron 4WD weaving in and out of traffic, honking his horn and speeding on Gungahlin drive this afternoon.

Did you read this bit in the police media release?

” this was an example of how a member of the community took a positive, proactive approach and contacted police when something was seen to be amiss.”

So…you saw this moron this afternoon. Did you take a positive and proactive approach? Or did you just have a whinge on here?

#3
Golden-Alpine8:31 pm, 31 Oct 11

bigfeet said :

Geostorm said :

Shame you didn’t catch the moron 4WD weaving in and out of traffic, honking his horn and speeding on Gungahlin drive this afternoon.

Did you read this bit in the police media release?

” this was an example of how a member of the community took a positive, proactive approach and contacted police when something was seen to be amiss.”

So…you saw this moron this afternoon. Did you take a positive and proactive approach? Or did you just have a whinge on here?

Way to go bigfeet!

#4
ex-vectis7:13 am, 01 Nov 11

Golden-Alpine said :

Way to go bigfeet!

Hahah – I second that Golden’. Was thinking the same thing as I read Geo’s post. 131-444 in my mobile now…

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