20 January 2008

Drunken grader operator rams car in Gungahlin

| smokey4
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The Melbourne Age reports

A 45-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly rammed a 12-and-a-half tonne grader into a car, following a drunken late night argument.
Police rushed to an address in Gungahlin, on Canberra’s northern outskirts, just before 1am (AEDT) Sunday following reports that a grader was being driven “recklessly”.
“Police were called to Flemington Road in response to a male allegedly driving the grader recklessly near persons and other parked cars,” ACT Police said in a statement.
“The male drove the grader into a stationary silver-coloured Honda sedan, causing damage and narrowly missing persons who were attempting to stop him.”

[ED (Kramer) – Talk about road rage… Anyone see this?]

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Felix the Cat9:55 pm 21 Jan 08

I heard he was on his way to dig up the ‘native grasses’ on GDE…

Was that while he was smoothing the dirt over the new Gungahlin NSA Spy Bunker?

el ......VNBerlinaV87:39 pm 21 Jan 08

The driver just snapped! Turns out he was absolutely furious about global warming and climate change…

Maybe he was trying to reverse park and accidentally hit the other car? I’m guessing the road grader doesn’t have power steering or one of those handy parking radar thingies that goes “beep beep beep” when you get too close to another car.

Got the shites when he got done for speeding by one of the ‘safety’ related speed cameras, well that’s what I’m blaming anyway

Holden Caulfield9:10 am 21 Jan 08

I bet he indicates right when going straight ahead at roundabouts too! Not to mention not giving way to buses. Those graders are the curse of the road and must be banned now!!!

Although he’d be quite handy at dealing with those recumbent cycle thingies.

What is it with people ramming cars/people in that area of Gungahlin?

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