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Wild Kambah teen behind the wheel

By 5 February 2012 11

ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old youth after a vehicle pursuit early this morning (Saturday, 4 February).

Around 1.05am, members from Tuggeranong Police Station were conducting a mobile patrol in Kambah when they saw a dark coloured Hyundai sedan travelling on Jenke Street.

After seeing the police vehicle, the driver immediately accelerated away. Police activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to pull the car over and a pursuit commenced. The car travelled through the intersection of Boddington and Marconi Crescent at a speed of 154km/hr in an 80km/hr zone.

As the car approached the Hindmarsh Drive intersection, the driver lost control before colliding with a road sign. The driver attempted to continue to drive however the vehicle was badly damaged and could not be moved. The passenger ran from the vehicle but was apprehended a short distance away.

The driver and passenger were uninjured but were taken by ACT Ambulance to the Canberra Hospital for observation.

The 16-year-old unaccompanied learner driver was released from police custody into his mother’s care. He will face the ACT Children’s Court at a later date charged with furious/reckless/dangerous driving, unaccompanied learner and failing to stop for police.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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11 Responses to Wild Kambah teen behind the wheel
#1
Mysteryman9:33 am, 06 Feb 12

In Tuggeranong?! I’m shocked. Truly shocked.

#2
Cheap9:51 am, 06 Feb 12

What an idiot. The car wasn’t stolen or anything, if he’d just kept his cool when driving past the cops this whole thing would’ve been avoided.

#3
VYBerlinaV8_is_back10:17 am, 06 Feb 12

What a knob.

#4
Alderney11:56 am, 06 Feb 12

A lesson learned perhaps?

Maybe on top of any punishment if the alleged offences are proved, he is not allowed to re-sit for his learners for 5 years.

A pretty good deterrent.

#5
DarkLadyWolfMother11:57 am, 06 Feb 12

Legally able to drive a vehicle (albeit under supervision of a licensed driver) but ends up in the Children’s Court. I can’t help feeling something is screwed up somewhere.

#6
Tooks12:16 pm, 06 Feb 12

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

Legally able to drive a vehicle (albeit under supervision of a licensed driver) but ends up in the Children’s Court. I can’t help feeling something is screwed up somewhere.

Not sure where else you’d like a child to go if not children’s court.

#7
Solidarity12:40 pm, 06 Feb 12

Alderney said :

A lesson learned perhaps?

Maybe on top of any punishment if the alleged offences are proved, he is not allowed to re-sit for his learners for 5 years.

A pretty good deterrent.

And we’ll have another unlicened driver on the road. Awesome idea.

#8
DarkLadyWolfMother12:51 pm, 06 Feb 12

Tooks said :

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

Legally able to drive a vehicle (albeit under supervision of a licensed driver) but ends up in the Children’s Court. I can’t help feeling something is screwed up somewhere.

Not sure where else you’d like a child to go if not children’s court.

I think my problem, perhaps, is that it’s a child essentially performing an adult task. Just something about this really bugs me.

#9
Alderney12:56 pm, 06 Feb 12

Solidarity said :

Alderney said :

A lesson learned perhaps?

Maybe on top of any punishment if the alleged offences are proved, he is not allowed to re-sit for his learners for 5 years.

A pretty good deterrent.

And we’ll have another unlicened driver on the road. Awesome idea.

And the State would be complicit in this how?

He was as good as unlicensed this time, a mere technicality.

We all make our own choices. Not saying mine have always been golden, but I’ve never driven when not licensed to do so.

#10
dph2:16 pm, 06 Feb 12

Mysteryman said :

In Tuggeranong?! I’m shocked. Truly shocked.

I’m more surprised this didn’t happen in Belconnen.

#11
Thoroughly Smashed2:29 pm, 06 Feb 12

Mysteryman said :

In Tuggeranong?! I’m shocked. Truly shocked.

I guess I should move to crime free Not-Tuggeranong.

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