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Drunk driver tries to run down the cops

By johnboy - 18 May 2012 17

ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man after a vehicle pursuit early this morning (Friday, May 18) which ended on Haydon Drive.

Around 4.25am today, a Belconnen Patrol team was conducting laser speed enforcement and roadside breath testing in Aranda when a Nissan Pulsar did not slow down and drove directly towards an officer.

The officer was forced to run onto the median strip to avoid being hit by the car.

Police activated warning lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver ignored them, and accelerated away.

A pursuit ensued which lasted for under a minute before the car pulled into a driveway in Bruce.

The driver tested positive to a roadside breath screening test and was taken back to Belconnen Police Station where he recorded an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.171, which is more than three times over the legal limit.

The driver was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Drunk driver tries to run down the cops
Dilandach 11:07 pm 19 May 12

Postalgeek said :

Dilandach said :

Postalgeek said :

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

You’ll find that before ‘Correctional Centre’ crept in, our detention facilities were officially spelt gaols, as in Goulbourn Gaol.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/45/b7/61/entrance-to-gaol.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustusgloop/2882392306/

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/toyvoyager_photo/dubbogaol/entrance.jpg

You inform people you’re going to the privy too?

Why, do you prefer to use the term ‘powder room’?

You’ve decreed ‘gaol’ is an anachronism. Fine. Let’s now discuss why you think spelling is grammatical.

It was a post written before a rush to the power room. Etymologist would have been a more apt description. I’ll report to the town square in the morning for placing in the pillory.

Postalgeek 6:40 pm 19 May 12

Dilandach said :

Postalgeek said :

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

You’ll find that before ‘Correctional Centre’ crept in, our detention facilities were officially spelt gaols, as in Goulbourn Gaol.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/45/b7/61/entrance-to-gaol.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustusgloop/2882392306/

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/toyvoyager_photo/dubbogaol/entrance.jpg

You inform people you’re going to the privy too?

Why, do you prefer to use the term ‘powder room’?

You’ve decreed ‘gaol’ is an anachronism. Fine. Let’s now discuss why you think spelling is grammatical.

buzz819 4:46 pm 19 May 12

Dilandach said :

Postalgeek said :

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

You’ll find that before ‘Correctional Centre’ crept in, our detention facilities were officially spelt gaols, as in Goulbourn Gaol.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/45/b7/61/entrance-to-gaol.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustusgloop/2882392306/

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/toyvoyager_photo/dubbogaol/entrance.jpg

You inform people you’re going to the privy too?

What you are describing is two completely different words that describe the same thing, what everyone else is describing is the same word, spelt differently, with the same meaning.

So which should we use, centre or center, colour or color?

Deckard 4:17 pm 19 May 12

Postalgeek said :

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

But it’s not an American word. Both spellings originate from France.

Dilandach 4:04 pm 19 May 12

Postalgeek said :

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

You’ll find that before ‘Correctional Centre’ crept in, our detention facilities were officially spelt gaols, as in Goulbourn Gaol.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/45/b7/61/entrance-to-gaol.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustusgloop/2882392306/

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/toyvoyager_photo/dubbogaol/entrance.jpg

You inform people you’re going to the privy too?

buzz819 3:53 pm 19 May 12

Dilandach said :

buzz819 said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gaol

You say ‘visage’ instead of ‘face’ too, right?

Gaol is gaol…

Like Prussia is still a country?

Macquarie and Oxford English dictionaries both list ‘Jail’ as the appropriate one to use with ‘Gaol’ relegated to the distant past.

If you’re still dead set on trying to use it in some misguided sense of being a faux grammatical intellect, you may as well keep it consistent and throw in some “ye’s” and “thy’s” with the sentence.

So what does it say for centre, center, colour, color. It is still listed in the dictionary;
Usage: In general the spelling of this word has shifted in Australian English from gaol to jail. However, gaol remains fossilised in the names of jails, as Parramatta Gaol, and in some government usage.

Postalgeek 3:27 pm 19 May 12

Gaol or jail, who really cares except the retentive, those who feel American culture needs a stronger presence in Australia, or those who struggle with the concept of a word spelt two ways.

You’ll find that before ‘Correctional Centre’ crept in, our detention facilities were officially spelt gaols, as in Goulbourn Gaol.

http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/45/b7/61/entrance-to-gaol.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/augustusgloop/2882392306/

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh140/toyvoyager_photo/dubbogaol/entrance.jpg

Dilandach 2:31 pm 19 May 12

buzz819 said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gaol

You say ‘visage’ instead of ‘face’ too, right?

Gaol is gaol…

Like Prussia is still a country?

Macquarie and Oxford English dictionaries both list ‘Jail’ as the appropriate one to use with ‘Gaol’ relegated to the distant past.

If you’re still dead set on trying to use it in some misguided sense of being a faux grammatical intellect, you may as well keep it consistent and throw in some “ye’s” and “thy’s” with the sentence.

buzz819 12:57 pm 19 May 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gaol

You say ‘visage’ instead of ‘face’ too, right?

Gaol is gaol…

Me no fry 11:26 am 19 May 12

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

gaol

You say ‘visage’ instead of ‘face’ too, right?

No, he says phiz.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:19 am 19 May 12

gaol

You say ‘visage’ instead of ‘face’ too, right?

buzz819 8:19 am 19 May 12

shauno said :

So the fact he was let go and just summonsed to appear most likely means he didn’t try to run down the cops but was just swerving drunk and probably just drove to his house oblivious to the cops following him. If he did try to run the cops over Id imagine he would be still be in gaol now. Mind you this is Canberra.

Really? I’m glad you know how it all works then.

KeenGolfer 7:03 am 19 May 12

shauno said :

If he did try to run the cops over Id imagine he would be still be in gaol now. Mind you this is Canberra.

Seriousness of the offence is not grounds for arrest. There are criteria that have to be met for arrest (e.g. don’t believe he will attend court) and if they’re not met then he would be summonsed.

shauno 9:04 pm 18 May 12

So the fact he was let go and just summonsed to appear most likely means he didn’t try to run down the cops but was just swerving drunk and probably just drove to his house oblivious to the cops following him. If he did try to run the cops over Id imagine he would be still be in gaol now. Mind you this is Canberra.

harvyk1 4:13 pm 18 May 12

Was it his own drive way per chance?

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