Drunken grader operator rams car in Gungahlin

smokey4 20 January 2008 7

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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7 Responses to Drunken grader operator rams car in Gungahlin
Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 9:55 pm 21 Jan 08

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

hingo hingo 9:47 pm 21 Jan 08

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

el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 7:39 pm 21 Jan 08

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

boomacat boomacat 6:13 pm 21 Jan 08

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.

JD114 JD114 2:11 pm 21 Jan 08

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 Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:10 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.

hingo hingo 8:42 am 21 Jan 08

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

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