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Australian Federal Police officer escapes traffic fine – “traffic was light”

By ExFeds 5 October 2010 82

[ED – This is a follow up to the story a month ago about how senior police deal with speeding fines in Canberra. The Herald Sun has done an amazing job pursuing the story]

A SENIOR Australian Federal Police officer allegedly caught travelling at more than 40km/h over the speed limit escaped a fine after a fellow officer decided a warning was sufficient.

This was because the traffic was light and he was an experienced driver, according to documents seen by the Herald Sun.

The documents were produced after Richard Curie, a junior officer who pulled over off-duty Supt Eric Grimm for allegedly travelling at 120km/h in an 80km/h zone, complained he had been pressured to issue a warning notice and not a fine after he returned to his station.

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Sgt.Bungers 9:34 am 19 Oct 10

Why the big hoo haa now? They all do it and have done for years. An off duty police officer gets pulled over, the following dialogue occurs:

“Sir show me your licence”

“Certainly!”

Out comes the wallet, badge slips into plain view as the licence is being searched for, a stern talking to/promises of 6 packs is now suddenly considered sufficient.

Racmif 11:14 am 18 Oct 10

Remember John Hargreaves DUI and Kate Carnell’s mystery accident after an afternoon party? They didn’t lose their jobs!!!!

p1 12:16 pm 12 Oct 10

Jim Jones said :

exfed2 said :

All quiet on the ACLEI front………… I guess they don’t value customer service or responding to requests for updates. The great ACLEI…. I have heard the label ‘toothless tiger’ being used before 🙂

CORRUPTION WORSE THAN IDI AMIN AND BENITO MUSSOLINI COMBINED.

REPTOID CONSPIRACY.

FREEMASONS RULE THE COUNTRY!!!

Be careful or a REPTOID POD will appear out the front of your house and [redacted].

exfed2 12:06 pm 12 Oct 10

Spot on Jim! You said it. lol

Yes for those few…… sarcasm

Jim Jones 11:51 am 12 Oct 10

exfed2 said :

All quiet on the ACLEI front………… I guess they don’t value customer service or responding to requests for updates. The great ACLEI…. I have heard the label ‘toothless tiger’ being used before 🙂

CORRUPTION WORSE THAN IDI AMIN AND BENITO MUSSOLINI COMBINED.

REPTOID CONSPIRACY.

FREEMASONS RULE THE COUNTRY!!!

exfed2 11:11 am 12 Oct 10

All quiet on the ACLEI front………… I guess they don’t value customer service or responding to requests for updates. The great ACLEI…. I have heard the label ‘toothless tiger’ being used before 🙂

exfed2 10:56 am 08 Oct 10

PBO said :

vg said :

ExFeds 1 and 2

I ask again. Please answer.

What is your ‘ex-Fed’ nature, which you award yourselves by virute of your RA moniker? Are you indeed ex members, sworn or unsworn, of the AFP? This is important for your own veracity.

I agree with VG, you should comply and state your status.

Don’t really care what you agree with. I don’t know you or VG. No reason I have to do anything. How about we all provide our name, address and full occupation.

Me no fry 10:18 am 08 Oct 10

Speeding isn’t even a criminal offense…

Not yet, but give it time….

Jim Jones 9:32 am 08 Oct 10

One of those guys that empties the parking meters?

PBO 9:19 am 08 Oct 10

vg said :

ExFeds 1 and 2

I ask again. Please answer.

What is your ‘ex-Fed’ nature, which you award yourselves by virute of your RA moniker? Are you indeed ex members, sworn or unsworn, of the AFP? This is important for your own veracity.

I agree with VG, you should comply and state your status.

exfed2 9:18 am 08 Oct 10

vg said :

ExFeds 1 and 2

I ask again. Please answer.

What is your ‘ex-Fed’ nature, which you award yourselves by virute of your RA moniker? Are you indeed ex members, sworn or unsworn, of the AFP? This is important for your own veracity.

With all of your insight and apparent intelligence one wuld have thought you could have worked this one out all on your own. It is not that hard.

BTW I suspect you are in the job for more than one reason, can you confirm?

Madman 8:57 am 08 Oct 10

Also….. With a reaction time of 0.5sec in a modern good mechanical new working car at 120km/h is ridiculous….
If a child had run out on the road say 60 meters ahead then they would have been killed.

The reaction distance would have been 17 meters with a dry road stop of 108 meters meaning that the driver wouldn’t have stopped for 125 meters!

vg 8:41 am 08 Oct 10

ExFeds 1 and 2

I ask again. Please answer.

What is your ‘ex-Fed’ nature, which you award yourselves by virute of your RA moniker? Are you indeed ex members, sworn or unsworn, of the AFP? This is important for your own veracity.

Madman 8:23 am 08 Oct 10

Sorry if this has already been said – I got on in this late but…..

“Certified police vehicle speedometer
All police vehicles used for traffic enforcement in the ACT are fitted with incremental speedometers which are regularly checked and certified for their accuracy.

A police officer can check the speed of a target vehicle either by following the target vehicle (maintaining a constant distance behind the vehicle), or traveling adjacent to the vehicle.

Using a certified police speedometer is one of the original forms of speed checking carried out by police in the ACT.”
http://www.police.act.gov.au/roads-and-traffic/speeding.aspx#Certifiedpolicevehiclespeedometer

So if all police vehicles used for traffic enforcement have certified speedo’s and this officer was conducting traffic enforcement then the ACT Police website is telling lies.
I would assume that all AFP vehicles in general duties and traffic would fall under this category as they are the ones enforcing traffic daily….

LIESSSS!!!!!

Spideydog 10:08 pm 07 Oct 10

And I can speak from experience because I used to live in Strathgordon court.

You poor bugger

Spideydog 10:01 pm 07 Oct 10

exfed2 said :

Spideydog have you been reading all of this with your eyes shut? Has nothing to do with the junior member having an issue with it or not. In order to have been put before the court like your splendid suggestion, A TIN needed to be issued then contested in court.

But we all know this did not happen because ‘allegedly’ the junior member was presured into issuing a caution. Which highlights the ‘fact’ that Mr Grimm must have admitted to the offence as this is a requirement for a caution to be issued.

Your post meant……………..

My eyes are very much open m8. You do not have to issue a TIN for it then to be disputed and then it can go to court. An officer can put the matter before the court without the need to issue an infringement.

exfed2 7:27 pm 07 Oct 10

Spideydog have you been reading all of this with your eyes shut? Has nothing to do with the junior member having an issue with it or not. In order to have been put before the court like your splendid suggestion, A TIN needed to be issued then contested in court.

But we all know this did not happen because ‘allegedly’ the junior member was presured into issuing a caution. Which highlights the ‘fact’ that Mr Grimm must have admitted to the offence as this is a requirement for a caution to be issued.

Your post meant……………..

Spideydog 10:18 am 07 Oct 10

Special G said :

Exfeds 1 or 2 (bit like farqant really) – can you confirm speed check with an uncertified speedo? Maybe the advice that was given was correct – not much chance of a conviction in Court. In which case Grimm shouldn’t have been issued a caution either.

Exactly. If he really had an issue with it, it should have been put before the court to determine guilt in the offence. Other than that, all you are putting forward, is an allegation.

Tooks 9:17 am 07 Oct 10

exfed2 said :

Tooks said :

BTW, tell me exfeds and exfeds2 aren’t the same person.

Not the same person. There you go Tooks. And Buzzy rather appear than to actually be 🙂

Yeah that doesn’t convince me. It doesn’t really matter anyway – was just an observation.

Tooks 9:07 am 07 Oct 10

fgzk said :

“In reality, Exfeds trivialises serious corruption by calling a speeding offence “Corruption at its best”.”

Corruption is corruption and I think that this case fits the description.

The police force seems to be able to bully, deflect, mislead and trivialises any serious corruption before the public gets to hear about it. Of course it may not even exist. Police are such lovely people.

More assumptions based on – nothing?

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