Drunk L-plater on the run from the law!

johnboy 11 May 2011 21

ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old boy following a pursuit in Tuggeranong early this morning.

About 1.00am today (Wednesday, May 11), Tuggeranong General Duties members were conducting a mobile patrol in Hume when they saw a Holden Commodore travelling on the Monaro Highway at speed. Police attempted to catch the vehicle which was travelling at 170km/h.

The vehicle failed to stop after police activated their lights and sirens and a pursuit commenced. The vehicle was pursued through Theodore reaching a speed of 115km/h in a 60km/h zone before stopping on Lawrence Wackett Crescent.

The driver of the vehicle was apprehended and underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis. He was taken to the Tuggeranong Police Station for a breath analysis.

The driver was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.052. He is the holder of a learner licence and was unaccompanied at the time of the incident. The vehicle he was driving was unregistered and uninsured.

The driver was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with possess prohibited substance and numerous traffic offences stemming from the pursuit. He was given police bail and will face the ACT Childrens Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:39 pm 11 May 11

Erg0 said :

LSWCHP said :

An unaccompanied drunk 17 year old learner in possession of drugs driving an unregistered and uninsured (presumably white) Commodore at 170 km/h?

I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed.

There’s no mention of whether his brake lights were working.

He probably failed to indicate while changing lanes, and I’d be willing to bet he also tailgated someone at some point. 🙂

GottaLoveCanberra GottaLoveCanberra 5:40 pm 11 May 11

georgesgenitals said :

I have no problem with police doing high speeds to catch criminals, provided they are appropriately trained, drive well maintained and capable vehicles and assess risk as they go so as to back off it it gets too dangerous.

I can see it now, police pursuit called off due to single non functioning brake light.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 4:41 pm 11 May 11

I have no problem with police doing high speeds to catch criminals, provided they are appropriately trained, drive well maintained and capable vehicles and assess risk as they go so as to back off it it gets too dangerous.

Tooks Tooks 4:02 pm 11 May 11

Captain RAAF said :

dvaey said :

“ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old boy.”

How come yesterdays 15 year old females were ‘women’ but todays 17 year old male is a boy?

“Police attempted to catch the vehicle which was travelling at 170km/h.”

My physics might not be the best, but unless police werent travelling at 170km/hr to begin with, they must have accelarated pretty hard and exceeded 170km/hr for long enough to make up for their acceleration time, how fast do they drive in pursuit of a vehicle going that fast?

If it took say 20 seconds to accelerate to 200km/hr, they have to exceed that speed for the 20 seconds plus however long it takes to catch up (considering youre relatively driving at 30km/hr towards the speeding vehicle). I think it would be interesting not only to know what speed the offenders reached in these chases, but what speed the police officers reached also.

It’s none of your business how fast the Police were going, they have training, you don’t, criminal caught, just move along, nothing to see here!

+1

Typical response from dvaey, really.

Erg0 Erg0 3:50 pm 11 May 11

LSWCHP said :

An unaccompanied drunk 17 year old learner in possession of drugs driving an unregistered and uninsured (presumably white) Commodore at 170 km/h?

I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed.

There’s no mention of whether his brake lights were working.

Keijidosha Keijidosha 2:52 pm 11 May 11

LSWCHP said :

I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed.

He wasn’t street racing, so at least the car won’t be impounded. He’s already been released on bail and access to transport is important. If he were to rely on buses he may not make his court appearance.

maniac maniac 2:49 pm 11 May 11

The Traineediplomat said :

“I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed”

Did he have an illegally obtained milk crate? Perhaps he was in the process of regicide or genocide?

I fail to see how either “regicide” or “genocide” are major traffic offences?

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 2:35 pm 11 May 11

“I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed”

Did he have an illegally obtained milk crate? Perhaps he was in the process of regicide or genocide?

GottaLoveCanberra GottaLoveCanberra 2:12 pm 11 May 11

LSWCHP said :

Personally, I’d like to get my big leather belt and give him a good thrashing.

Leather belt? My my feeling generous today are we?

Fuzzy Fuzzy 2:07 pm 11 May 11

It’s always a Commodore…

So the Children’s Court will tell him he’s been a naughty boy and in a few months he’ll get a new, clean record for his 18th birthday. At most he’ll be unable to acquire a licence for a few years – which I’m sure will stop him driving. Fantastic system we have.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 1:44 pm 11 May 11

An unaccompanied drunk 17 year old learner in possession of drugs driving an unregistered and uninsured (presumably white) Commodore at 170 km/h?

I think this guy has scored 100% here. I really can’t think of a major traffic offence that he hasn’t committed. No doubt he feels bitter and unjustly victimised by “da pigz”, whom he will berate on his facebook page.

Anyway, it appears that he has been savagely and cruelly released to go on his way in order to continue putting other road users at risk.

Personally, I’d like to get my big leather belt and give him a good thrashing.

Stevian Stevian 1:03 pm 11 May 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Take the car away from him.

He’ll just steal another one

EvanJames EvanJames 12:41 pm 11 May 11

A fine upstanding citizen in the making, clearly. I’m glad we paid his parents all that money to raise him. We’re still paying. and now we get to pay all the law enforcement he needs, plus all the justice system he needs, and all the administrative follow-up to his dealings with the justice system. And rinse and repeat.

People like this aren’t just scum, they’re expensive. Sometimes the US system is tempting. Just chuck them in jail and leave them there.

phil m phil m 12:25 pm 11 May 11

It’s a very poorly worded release, I’ll agree with that. Probably someone new at it.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:54 am 11 May 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Take the car away from him.

And drop it on him from a great hight.

ozmoo ozmoo 11:46 am 11 May 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Take the car away from him.

Really? That’s the best punishment you could think of?

Jethro Jethro 11:39 am 11 May 11

dvaey said :

“ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old boy.”

How come yesterdays 15 year old females were ‘women’ but todays 17 year old male is a boy?

“Police attempted to catch the vehicle which was travelling at 170km/h.”

My physics might not be the best, but unless police werent travelling at 170km/hr to begin with, they must have accelarated pretty hard and exceeded 170km/hr for long enough to make up for their acceleration time, how fast do they drive in pursuit of a vehicle going that fast?

If it took say 20 seconds to accelerate to 200km/hr, they have to exceed that speed for the 20 seconds plus however long it takes to catch up (considering youre relatively driving at 30km/hr towards the speeding vehicle). I think it would be interesting not only to know what speed the offenders reached in these chases, but what speed the police officers reached also.

Again with the police bashing. An unlicensed, uninsured, drunk teenager is speeding in an unregistered vehicle and your first response is to have a go at the cops for trying to stop the guy.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 11:33 am 11 May 11

Take the car away from him.

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 11:29 am 11 May 11

dvaey said :

“ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old boy.”

How come yesterdays 15 year old females were ‘women’ but todays 17 year old male is a boy?

“Police attempted to catch the vehicle which was travelling at 170km/h.”

My physics might not be the best, but unless police werent travelling at 170km/hr to begin with, they must have accelarated pretty hard and exceeded 170km/hr for long enough to make up for their acceleration time, how fast do they drive in pursuit of a vehicle going that fast?

If it took say 20 seconds to accelerate to 200km/hr, they have to exceed that speed for the 20 seconds plus however long it takes to catch up (considering youre relatively driving at 30km/hr towards the speeding vehicle). I think it would be interesting not only to know what speed the offenders reached in these chases, but what speed the police officers reached also.

It’s none of your business how fast the Police were going, they have training, you don’t, criminal caught, just move along, nothing to see here!

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:12 am 11 May 11

Bastards like this should get a heavy slapping, it make s my blood boil to think this worthless oaf could endanger a member of my family..

But he will probably get a severe letting off.

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