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Costly reverse park fail

By johnboy - 27 April 2011 8

ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old man from Kaleen, after he was caught drink driving twice in four hours on Saturday night (23 April).

About 7.45pm on Saturday night a City Station patrol observed a blue Toyota Camry attempting to reverse park in Binara Street. Police conducted a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

The driver was taken to City Station where he recorded a reading of 0.186. He was issued with an immediate suspension notice and advised the matter would be dealt with by way of summons and released.

Around 10.15pm on the same night the offender was observed by police driving along Akuna Street in the same vehicle. He was taken back to City Station where he recorded a positive reading of 0.174 and was arrested for driving with a suspended licence.

He will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on May 5.

About 4pm Monday (25 April) Belconnen police were conducting random breath testing in Charnwood where they stopped a 45-year-old woman from Kambah who returned a positive roadside reading.

The woman was taken back to Belconnen police station where she recorded a reading of 0.194 and her licence was immediately suspended. She will face the ACT Magistrates court at a later date.

Superintendent Mick Calatzis said he was astounded that the man attempted to drive his car a second time.

“We are doing our part but drink driving will not stop until the community, as a whole, decides that this is a completely unacceptable practice. All Canberra motorists should make it clear to family and friends that there is no excuse for drinking and driving”.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Costly reverse park fail
Take_2 9:18 pm 24 Jan 12

Tooks said :

Pork Hunt said :

“Superintendent Mick Calatzis said he was astounded that the man attempted to drive his car a second time.”

I’m astounded that these arse clowns are not detained for the rest of the night, when did that stop?

What does one have to do to stay a night these days?

He was detained the rest of the night. Arrested for repetition of the offence.

I would have thought that the police could at least require the driver to surrender their keys after being caught DUI. They could then hold them until a ‘sober’ person was obtained to drive the vehicle home.

Tooks 2:41 pm 30 Apr 11

Pork Hunt said :

“Superintendent Mick Calatzis said he was astounded that the man attempted to drive his car a second time.”

I’m astounded that these arse clowns are not detained for the rest of the night, when did that stop?

What does one have to do to stay a night these days?

He was detained the rest of the night. Arrested for repetition of the offence.

colourful sydney rac 1:32 pm 28 Apr 11

cobberas63 said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I have to say that this intrigues me as well, back in the late 80’s a mate of mine spent a night in the lockup for the heinous crime of writing his name in texta on the wall of the old chess pit.

Let me guess … his name was Richard Cranium…

Thanks for your interest and your *incredibly* witty post but no, no it wasn’t.

cobberas63 12:36 pm 28 Apr 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

I have to say that this intrigues me as well, back in the late 80’s a mate of mine spent a night in the lockup for the heinous crime of writing his name in texta on the wall of the old chess pit.

Let me guess … his name was Richard Cranium…

colourful sydney rac 12:00 pm 28 Apr 11

Pork Hunt said :

“Superintendent Mick Calatzis said he was astounded that the man attempted to drive his car a second time.”

I’m astounded that these arse clowns are not detained for the rest of the night, when did that stop?

What does one have to do to stay a night these days?

I have to say that this intrigues me as well, back in the late 80’s a mate of mine spent a night in the lockup for the heinous crime of writing his name in texta on the wall of the old chess pit.

Captain RAAF 10:59 pm 27 Apr 11

EvanJames said :

If the ACT police breathalysed every Canberra driver failing to reverse park competently, they’d be very, very busy indeed.

Yes, but at least I’d get some time away from the wife while she’s cooling her heels in the slammer for failing reverse parking!

EvanJames 10:50 pm 27 Apr 11

If the ACT police breathalysed every Canberra driver failing to reverse park competently, they’d be very, very busy indeed.

Pork Hunt 9:57 pm 27 Apr 11

“Superintendent Mick Calatzis said he was astounded that the man attempted to drive his car a second time.”

I’m astounded that these arse clowns are not detained for the rest of the night, when did that stop?

What does one have to do to stay a night these days?

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