5 June 2023

Driver accused of ramming Gungahlin emergency services centre while drunk

| Claire Fenwicke
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The driver allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading four times the legal limit. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

A Dunlop man is set to front court on Tuesday (6 June) accused of ramming a ute through the vehicle gate of the Gungahlin Joint Emergency Services Centre.

Police said the 21-year-old was allegedly seen driving a white Toyota Hilux erratically in the Belconnen area on Monday (5 June) at about 12:50 pm before deliberately driving into the gate at the rear of the building, which houses police, Gungahlin SES and fire services.

He was arrested at the scene and allegedly recorded a blood alcohol concentration of 0.198, which is almost four times the legal limit.

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The man’s vehicle was seized and he was charged with aggravated reckless driving, property damage, high-range drink-driving, possessing a prohibited substance and burglary.

Investigations into what occurred are continuing, with any witnesses or people with dashcam footage urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7449396.

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