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Ainslie pursuit

By johnboy - 30 August 2013 6

A 37-year-old Braddon man has been arrested following a short pursuit yesterday (Thursday, August 29) with police.

Around 1pm members from City Police Station were patrolling on Hayley Street in Ainslie when they observed a blue coloured Ford Festiva travelling above the sign posted speed limit.

Police pulled the driver over however the man has suddenly accelerated away, initiating a pursuit.

The pursuit ended shortly after when the driver turned onto Quick Street and failed to negotiate a bend, entering a gravel pit on the side of the road before colliding with a small embankment.

The driver received minor injuries and was cleared by ACT Ambulance Service.

Checks by police revealed the car had been stolen from Braddon on August 27. The man was arrested and taken to City Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis. He recorded an alcohol content of 0.189 grams.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drink driving, driving a stolen car, driving while disqualified, furious/reckless/dangerous driving and not stopping when requested to by police.

Police will be opposing bail.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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6 Responses to
Ainslie pursuit
Tymefor 4:36 pm 30 Aug 13

Charged with furious driving on quick street. Has to be a joke in there somewhere.

Holden Caulfield 4:24 pm 30 Aug 13

Still, he got charged with “furious” driving, so it wasn’t a total loss for him.

Tymefor 4:22 pm 30 Aug 13

now that pit is even deeper sigh. Hopefully I can use this report to help get that whole side of quick street sealed. reported to fix-my-street about 6 months ago.

Robertson 4:01 pm 30 Aug 13

bundah said :

He was driving a Ford Festiva which aren’t very quick and attempted to outrun the plod?? Bahaha what an absolute drongo!

Not so fast – PJ O’Rourke’s lucid explanation may apply here:

“There’s a lot of debate on this subject – about what kind of car handles best. Some say a front-engined car, some say a rear-engined car. I say a rented car. Nothing handles better than a rented car. You can go faster, turn corners sharper, and put the transmission into reverse while going forward at a higher rate of speed in a rented car than in any other kind.”

ScienceRules 3:14 pm 30 Aug 13

Heading home to Ainslie Village I’ll wager. Not the sharpest tool in the shed (but then again, which of these low-lifes are?)

bundah 2:45 pm 30 Aug 13

The pursuit ended shortly after when the driver turned onto Quick Street and failed to negotiate a bend, entering a gravel pit on the side of the road before colliding with a small embankment.

He was driving a Ford Festiva which aren’t very quick and attempted to outrun the plod?? Bahaha what an absolute drongo!

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