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White Commodore meets its fate

By johnboy - 6 December 2012 28

ACT Policing has seized a second vehicle within a 24 hour period after an organised burn-out event last night (Wednesday, December 5).

Around 10.35pm police attended Brindabella Road, Coree in response to an anonymous report of burn-out activity.

Police observed a white Holden Commodore engaging in burn-outs, causing circular tyre tracks on the road, excessive smoke and a strong odour of burning rubber.

Police activated their emergency lights and sirens, causing the driver to stop. His vehicle was seized by police and taken to the ACT Exhibit Management Centre.

The driver will be summonsed to face court at a later date.

Traffic Operations Superintendent Kylie Flower said police in line with its Ministerial Direction will continue to focus on road safety issues, particularly in relation to anti-social and dangerous driving behaviours such as burnouts, speeding, street racing and other irresponsible driving behaviours.

“Our primary responsibility is the safety of everyone in Canberra. If people choose to break the law then they should be prepared to wear the consequences,” Superintendent Flower said.

Under section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if ordered by the Courts.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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28 Responses to
White Commodore meets its fate
1
Solidarity 3:24 pm
06 Dec 12
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Smoke and a burning rubber smell! Oh no! Lock up your children!

Oh wait, theres nobody out there anyway.

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Rach_13 4:06 pm
06 Dec 12
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Wednesday night could only be “RushHour”.

A bunch of kids with nothing better to do.

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goggles13 5:52 pm
06 Dec 12
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the title of this thread makes it sound like the commodore has been crashed, not just impounded due to burnouts. a tad misleading.

such a shame the road has been defaced with circular tyre tracks…..how will we cope!!???!!!

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LSWCHP 6:34 pm
06 Dec 12
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The western intersection of Chuculba and Canopus in Giralang shows evidence of some heavy duty circle work by a jerk. This wasn’t done in the middle of nowhere. There are houses and footpaths in all directions. A cockup on the part of the moron who did this could’ve resulted in a pedestrian being killed, or an out of control vehicle ramming into someone’s house.

So to hell with all of these fools, and good on the cops for busting them and impounding their vehicle.

Now, why don’t they impound the vehicles of drunk drivers?

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:40 pm
06 Dec 12
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screaming banshee 7:31 pm
06 Dec 12
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460cixy 8:36 pm
06 Dec 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Crush it

Can we make sure you are in the boot when it’s crushed? Ffs it was in the middle of no where

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Shane308 9:24 pm
06 Dec 12
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So it’s the middle of the week in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere…..
Seriously who gives a sh#t ?

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Pork Hunt 9:41 pm
06 Dec 12
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Shane308 said :

So it’s the middle of the week in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere…..
Seriously who gives a sh#t ?

So when a hapless motorist from Tumut comes across the scene, beeps his horn to get by and his life turns into a scene from Deliverance (minus the banjos) it’s all OK?

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Evil_Kitten 10:19 pm
06 Dec 12
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“an organised burn-out event”? So I assume there was a large gathering of people? Why does the article make it sound like he was out there on his Pat Malone?

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Woody Mann-Caruso 10:56 pm
06 Dec 12
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Ffs it was in the middle of no where

I love it when muppets think they’re beyond Australian law…while they’re still in Australia.

Suffer, d*ckhead.

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Shane308 11:04 pm
06 Dec 12
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Pork Hunt said :

Shane308 said :

So it’s the middle of the week in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere…..
Seriously who gives a sh#t ?

So when a hapless motorist from Tumut comes across the scene, beeps his horn to get by and his life turns into a scene from Deliverance (minus the banjos) it’s all OK?

WTF are you smoking ?, they were doing burnouts in the middle of the bush, that hardly makes them rapists.
Also as somebody that has travelled that road at night many times I can tell you your a lot more likely to hit skippy or fatso the wombat than somebody doing a burnout

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:13 am
07 Dec 12
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If its on a sealed public road then it’s not in the middle of no where. Anyone could be using that road 24 hours a day.

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Devil_n_Disquiz 8:48 am
07 Dec 12
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Shane308 said :

Pork Hunt said :

Shane308 said :

So it’s the middle of the week in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere…..
Seriously who gives a sh#t ?

So when a hapless motorist from Tumut comes across the scene, beeps his horn to get by and his life turns into a scene from Deliverance (minus the banjos) it’s all OK?

WTF are you smoking ?, they were doing burnouts in the middle of the bush, that hardly makes them rapists.
Also as somebody that has travelled that road at night many times I can tell you your a lot more likely to hit skippy or fatso the wombat than somebody doing a burnout

WTF are YOU smoking?
People live out here. Uriarra Village is expanding all the time. Many families use that road now. WHy should they have to contend with doughnut making muppets who think Brindabella Rd is their own personal skid pan.
And no, it doesn’t make them rapists. But it does make them idiots who shouldn’t be on the road.
And no, its not out in the middle of the bush. Its on a public, sealed road.
The whole area around Gate 4 for the Cotter Construction looks like a skid pan at the Nats. When it rains that area gets terribly slippery because the whole road becomes a wet, rubbery sheet.
Between these burnout dickheads and the weekend Casey Stoner wannabes, I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t a fatality out here one day.

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Antagonist 8:49 am
07 Dec 12
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First line: “… seized a second vehicle within a 24 hour period after an organised burn-out event last night (Wednesday, December 5).”

Then the next line: “police attended Brindabella Road, Coree in response to an anonymous report of burn-out activity”.

Please make up your mind, ACT Pol. Was the car seized as a result of some amazing intelligence gathering exercise relating to organisation of a burn-out event, or because an anonymous report of burn-out activity? As a Ford fan I am always happy to hear about Commodores being taken off the road, but you could at least get your story straight.

I think there may be a new person writing these releases. This one consists of eight paragraphs. Five of those paragraphs are single sentences (and one is a clause). Same with the last couple of ACT Policing media releases. They have definitely improved, but still got some ways to go yet.

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