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Whoops, lost it (of course it was a white Commodore)

By 10 December 2010 16

car smash

This in from the AFP:

A 31-year-old Scullin man has returned a positive result for drink driving after crashing his car this morning (Friday December 10).

About 9.10am Belconnen Patrol responded to a report of a single motor vehicle accident where a car had collided with a concrete light pole in Ulm Street, Scullin.

Upon arrival police saw a white Holden Commodore sedan in the front yard of a home and a street light ripped from the ground and broken in half. Fortunately the driver was not injured.

The driver underwent a breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken back to the Belconnen Police Station for breath analysis and returned a reading of 0.137.

Checks revealed that the driver had a suspended licence. The driver was required to immediately surrender his licence to police and he was issued with a suspension notice. The suspension notice was issued under the changes to the Road Transport Alcohol and Drugs Act that came into force on 1 December.

The driver told Police that he had attended a Christmas party last night and had returned home around 4.00am. He will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

Acting Officer-In-Charge of City Station, Sergeant Matt Reynolds said that ACT Policing will continue their around-the-clock efforts to remove impaired drivers off the road this holiday period.

“If you drink and drive over the Christmas period you will be caught. We urge the community to be vigilant and ask for their support in keeping our roads fatality-free this Christmas”, he said.

If you suspect someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving on Canberra roads, call ACT Policing immediately on 131 444.

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16 Responses to Whoops, lost it (of course it was a white Commodore)
#1
Holden Caulfield10:30 pm, 10 Dec 10

Fortunately the driver was not injured…

The driver underwent a breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken back to the Belconnen Police Station for breath analysis and returned a reading of 0.137.

Checks revealed that the driver had a suspended licence…

Haha, that should go down well with the peanut gallery.

#2
MWF1:34 am, 11 Dec 10

What make, model and colour vehicle do you drive young John?

Curious minds and all.

#3
Pommy bastard7:55 am, 11 Dec 10

“Upon arrival police saw a white Holden Commodore sedan in the front yard of a home and a street light ripped from the ground and broken in half. Fortunately the driver was not injured.”

Strange typo there, surely is should read; “Unfortunately the driver was not injured.”

#4
Jethro8:00 am, 11 Dec 10

“Fortunately the driver was not injured.”

I would prefer it to say, “Fortunately no innocent bystanders were injured”, but hey, that’s just me.

#5
johnboy8:15 am, 11 Dec 10

MWF said :

What make, model and colour vehicle do you drive young John?

Curious minds and all.

Freak bike.

#6
Rawhide Kid Part310:10 am, 11 Dec 10

I keep saying…. Theres no such thing as an accident. Unless a tyre blows. Even then its usualy because of poor maintance.

#7
pepmeup10:23 am, 11 Dec 10

It seems that a large number of people who get caught speeding or drink driving are on suspended licenses. So what does it matter if their licence gets suspended again?

What are the insurance issues if you get hit by a car driven by an unlicensed driver?

How many people are out there driving unregistered cars or driving unlicensed?

If you get caught drink driving and are on a suspended licence you should be sent to the clink.

#8
Very Busy10:54 am, 11 Dec 10

Very Busy said :

What are the insurance issues if you get hit by a car driven by an unlicensed driver?

As long as you can identify the other driver there will be no problems with most insurance companies. The insurance company will still pay your claim and hit the other driver up for all costs.

#9
OpenYourMind9:20 pm, 11 Dec 10

Why not crush the cars belonging to multiple offenders who drive unlicenced and unregistered. Unlicenced and unregistered drivers figure way too highly in accident statistics and often appear to be repeat offenders. If our Government is serious about road safety then this would be a good place to start.

#10
screaming banshee9:32 pm, 11 Dec 10

screaming banshee said :

Why not crush the cars belonging to multiple offenders

I’d be more inclined to crush the offenders. The cars, provided they are not written off, would be of much greater value to the community.

#11
Mystery2Me11:42 pm, 11 Dec 10

Why not just crush every Holden Commodore in existence ?? That should stop ALL criminal activity in the ACT (according to RiotAct poster’s). WTF is with the commodore bashing on this site ????? And no….. I have never owned one, despite my extensive criminal history.

#12
hax2:10 am, 12 Dec 10

OpenYourMind said :

Why not crush the cars belonging to multiple offenders who drive unlicenced and unregistered.

How many offenders who drive unlicenced and unregistered actually own the vehicle?

#13
Gerry-Built10:44 am, 12 Dec 10

Mystery2Me said :

Why not just crush every Holden Commodore in existence ?? That should stop ALL criminal activity in the ACT (according to RiotAct poster’s). WTF is with the commodore bashing on this site ????? And no….. I have never owned one, despite my extensive criminal history.

We are a 2x White Commodore family… Whilst I’m sure that will answer a few suspicions, the dickhead “31-year-old Scullin man” would have crashed whatever he was driving. I’m just surprised a Southern Cross sticker isn’t clearly visible (although that could be down to the positioning of the car and the lack of detail). I wonder how much further intoxicated he was, when driving home from said party…

#14
Davo1117:23 pm, 12 Dec 10

Mystery2Me said :

Why not just crush every Holden Commodore in existence ??

Its not Holden’s fault derros choose to drive their cars. Many of these commodores have 6 cylinders (on a rather large chassis), so they’re not exactly a “hoon car”

What we should do is crush anyone who has been caught drink driving. That would be a pretty firm message imho

#15
Mystery2Me1:01 pm, 14 Dec 10

Gerry-Built said :

Mystery2Me said :

Why not just crush every Holden Commodore in existence ?? That should stop ALL criminal activity in the ACT (according to RiotAct poster’s). WTF is with the commodore bashing on this site ????? And no….. I have never owned one, despite my extensive criminal history.

We are a 2x White Commodore family… Whilst I’m sure that will answer a few suspicions, the dickhead “31-year-old Scullin man” would have crashed whatever he was driving. I’m just surprised a Southern Cross sticker isn’t clearly visible (although that could be down to the positioning of the car and the lack of detail). I wonder how much further intoxicated he was, when driving home from said party…

I’m disputing the fact that RiotAct poster’s seem to feel ownership of a Commodore indicates a criminal or “bogan”… I DON”T DISAGREE that the “dickhead 31-year-old Scullin man” would’ve crashed a scooter or face-planted on a pair of roller-blades…. geez…. get over the Commodore RiotAct, let’s focus on the useless FALCON :)

#16
Mystery2Me1:43 pm, 14 Dec 10

And thank you RiotAct for the “Troublemaker” tag, although I was hoping for “Anarchist” I guess troublemaker is the next best thing……

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