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Forde man blows 0.3!

By johnboy - 16 February 2012 27

About 10pm on Friday, February 10, police observed a silver Toyota Hilux driving on the incorrect side of the road on Terminal Circuit at the Canberra Airport.

The driver was stopped and underwent a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken to the City Police Station for a breath analysis where he recorded a reading of 0.298.

He was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Two other men were caught in separate incidents over the weekend with more than 0.2 alcohol content. A 34-year-old man was apprehended on Saturday night (February 11) about 11.50pm on Drakeford Drive in Kambah with an alcohol content of 0.227. The other man, a 25-year-old, was caught on Saturday afternoon about 2pm in Crace with a reading of 0.213.

Police issued 10 Immediate Suspension Notices to drivers over the course of a week, from February 6 to 13 (suspending the driver’s licence to drive).

This week members from Belconnen Police Station have been conducting laser speed enforcement on Gungahlin Drive and Belconnen Way.

On Tuesday morning (February 14) six drivers were issued Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding with one driver caught doing 114km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Belconnen Way, 34km/h over the speed limit. It was the second time within a month this driver, a Belconnen man, was detected speeding on this road.

Early this morning (Thursday, February 16) Belconnen patrol members conducted laser speed enforcement at the same locations. Another six drivers were caught speeding and were issued with TINs with the highest speed detected 103km/h in an 80km/h zone on Gungahlin Drive.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Forde man blows 0.3!
HenryBG 8:06 pm 16 Feb 12

Tooks said :

He wasn’t locked up, for starters. Secondly, I hope the aim of that little rant was to get a reaction from harveyk1 and you weren’t actually serious.

So you don’t have a problem with the fact that Harveyk is posting on a public forum his fantasies about killing people, which appear to me to be an admission of intent, even if the crime has (possibly) not yet been committed?

And meanwhile, Mr 0.298 has neither murdered anybody nor – as far as I am aware – demonstrated any intent to do so.

In other words, while the police are busy dealing with their drunk, there is a potentially lethal psychopath wandering our streets and posting crap on Riot Act which the police will no doubt do zip about.

NoImRight 5:01 pm 16 Feb 12

harvyk1 said :

At 0.3 I wouldn’t mind seeing this guys car crushed in a car compactor, with him still inside… Let’s face it, if he considers driving whilst being that drunk acceptable (and at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk), then it’s only a matter of time before he crushes his car with him still inside it anyway, at least by using a car compactor you remove the innocent 3rd party from the equation.

He probably knew he was drunk but was too drunk to make a sober decision. You see the Catch 22 here?

Holden Caulfield 5:00 pm 16 Feb 12

KeenGolfer said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I was involved in not-at-fault accident last year and still had to complete a breath test, which is why I suspect the story above is gag/BS. It’s very wrong, but sort of amusing nonetheless.

I call BS. At any accident police attend all drivers are routinely screened for alcohol as standard practice.

Yeah, that’s pretty much what I said.

Pork Hunt 4:49 pm 16 Feb 12

Tooks said :

HenryBG said :

harvyk1 said :

At 0.3 I wouldn’t mind seeing this guys car crushed in a car compactor, with him still inside… Let’s face it, if he considers driving whilst being that drunk acceptable (and at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk), then it’s only a matter of time before he crushes his car with him still inside it anyway, at least by using a car compactor you remove the innocent 3rd party from the equation.

So, he didn’t kill anybody but he’s locked up, whereas you actively and publicly fantasise about killing people and you’re allowed to roam free.

If I had my way, the situation would be reversed: tolerating people like you in our society exposes us to the danger of a publicly-supported takeover by a ruthless and homocidal extremist authoritarian dictatorship.

He wasn’t locked up, for starters. Secondly, I hope the aim of that little rant was to get a reaction from harveyk1 and you weren’t actually serious.

Hang on Tooks, if I’m wandering around Civic with a skinful at .298, would I not be locked up for at least my own protection?
You say he wasn’t locked up but released to wander the streets in that state in Civic?

KeenGolfer 4:46 pm 16 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I was involved in not-at-fault accident last year and still had to complete a breath test, which is why I suspect the story above is gag/BS. It’s very wrong, but sort of amusing nonetheless.

I call BS. At any accident police attend all drivers are routinely screened for alcohol as standard practice.

Holden Caulfield 4:22 pm 16 Feb 12

“The driver was stopped and underwent a roadside breath screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken to the City Police Station for a breath analysis where he recorded a reading of 0.298.”

Reminds me of a yarn I once heard, possibly an urban myth, where a bunch of guys were out on the turps one night and foolishly decided to drive home. Along the way they encountered a roundabout and thought it would be fun to see how fast they could reverse around it.

The inevitable happened and they reversed into an otherwise innocent motorist trying to tackle the roundabout in the normal, legal fashion.

Of course, when the cops arrived it looked a like the second car had rear-ended the car in front. So the coppers put the guy in the second car on the bag and he was over the BAC limit. Figuring it was a simple open and shut case they eventually went to check on the original group who caused the accident to see if they were okay.

Crapping themselves that they were about to get a right bollocking from the Plod the officer said, “Are you guys alright? We did a breath analysis of the other driver and he was way over the limit, so we have taken him to the station for further questioning. Our suspicions were raised when he claimed you guys were reversing around the roundabout. It’s damn lucky you blokes are okay.”

I was involved in not-at-fault accident last year and still had to complete a breath test, which is why I suspect the story above is gag/BS. It’s very wrong, but sort of amusing nonetheless.

Tooks 3:53 pm 16 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

harvyk1 said :

At 0.3 I wouldn’t mind seeing this guys car crushed in a car compactor, with him still inside… Let’s face it, if he considers driving whilst being that drunk acceptable (and at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk), then it’s only a matter of time before he crushes his car with him still inside it anyway, at least by using a car compactor you remove the innocent 3rd party from the equation.

So, he didn’t kill anybody but he’s locked up, whereas you actively and publicly fantasise about killing people and you’re allowed to roam free.

If I had my way, the situation would be reversed: tolerating people like you in our society exposes us to the danger of a publicly-supported takeover by a ruthless and homocidal extremist authoritarian dictatorship.

He wasn’t locked up, for starters. Secondly, I hope the aim of that little rant was to get a reaction from harveyk1 and you weren’t actually serious.

shirty_bear 1:09 pm 16 Feb 12

Alderney said :

How did he even manage to get the key into the ignition?

Years and years of practise … it takes a hardened drunkard to pull off this sort of stunt.

Heavs 1:04 pm 16 Feb 12

Good bars at the airport then?

HenryBG 12:54 pm 16 Feb 12

Alderney said :

How did he even manage to get the key into the ignition?

Dunno, but it was a clever move he chose to drive around Canberra Airport and thereby avoided the danger of encountering a booze bus on Commonwealth Avenue or Bowen Drive.

HenryBG 12:52 pm 16 Feb 12

harvyk1 said :

At 0.3 I wouldn’t mind seeing this guys car crushed in a car compactor, with him still inside… Let’s face it, if he considers driving whilst being that drunk acceptable (and at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk), then it’s only a matter of time before he crushes his car with him still inside it anyway, at least by using a car compactor you remove the innocent 3rd party from the equation.

So, he didn’t kill anybody but he’s locked up, whereas you actively and publicly fantasise about killing people and you’re allowed to roam free.

If I had my way, the situation would be reversed: tolerating people like you in our society exposes us to the danger of a publicly-supported takeover by a ruthless and homocidal extremist authoritarian dictatorship.

Alderney 12:14 pm 16 Feb 12

How did he even manage to get the key into the ignition?

dpm 11:56 am 16 Feb 12

Impressive effort by the 3 that were > 0.2. It takes a fair bit of effort and dedication to get into that state and then attempt to drive. Twats…..

colourful sydney rac 11:38 am 16 Feb 12

At the Blood Alcohol Concentration level of 0.3, most people lose consciousness…
http://addictions.about.com/od/substancedependence/a/BACmen.htm

harvyk1 said :

at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk.

Agree, but at .3 it is possible that he did not know he was driving…

harvyk1 11:32 am 16 Feb 12

At 0.3 I wouldn’t mind seeing this guys car crushed in a car compactor, with him still inside… Let’s face it, if he considers driving whilst being that drunk acceptable (and at 0.3 there is no way he wouldn’t have known he was drunk), then it’s only a matter of time before he crushes his car with him still inside it anyway, at least by using a car compactor you remove the innocent 3rd party from the equation.

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