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Gordon burnout enthusiast collared after being drunk and on the run

By johnboy 24 February 2013 6

A 21-year-old Gordon man will face court following a pursuit early this morning (Sunday, February 24).

Around 1.10 am police observed the maroon Ford XR6 sedan performing burnouts and driving erratically near Woodcock Drive, Gordon.

Police activated their lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, however it accelerated away.

Police pursued the vehicle as it travelled at excessive and dangerous speeds. Due to the dangerous manner of driving by the offender, police terminated the pursuit.

Following tracks made by the vehicle, police located the offender who attempted to flee on foot. He was located shortly after and transported to Tuggeranong Police Station, where the suspended driver returned a positive blood-alcohol reading.

The vehicle was seized by police.

Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said police and the community are on the look-out for this type of unacceptable, anti-social behaviour.

“To drive drunk, as a suspended driver, in wet conditions, and in such a dangerous manner is a deadly combination,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.

“The police officers involved are to be commended for recognising the danger this man presented and making the decision to terminate the pursuit. This man’s behaviour could have had a devastating outcome if not for their actions.”

The man will be summonsed to appear in ACT Magistrates Court, facing traffic-related offences.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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JoeJoeJoe 10:36 pm 24 Feb 13

Interesting statement: Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said police and the community are on the look-out for this type of unacceptable, anti-social behaviour.

We live in Gordon and have rung numerous times to report this type of thing in the street and they dont seem to care unless the car has hit someone or something, they tell us to go online and complete a form!

LSWCHP 7:32 pm 24 Feb 13

Suspended, drunk and doing burnouts, eh? Such critters are too stupid and dangerous to be allowed on the roads.

If I was running the show I’d take away his drivers licence for life. Let him catch the damn bus. If he was caught driving ever again, which seems likely, he’d go down for a seven stretch with no parole. If it happened again, chemical castration to calm him down a bit.

How does that sound?

Pork Hunt 4:35 pm 24 Feb 13

Ben_Dover said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Exactly. It’s time these morons with no regards for laws or the lives of other innocents get some serious gaol time and there car crushed in front of them.

I’d be happier if they jailed the car and crushed the moron.

But there are no meaningful rehabilitation courses at the AMC so it would have to sent to a NSW prison and then rego becomes an issue. It would be an endless sh1t fight…

Ben_Dover 3:22 pm 24 Feb 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Exactly. It’s time these morons with no regards for laws or the lives of other innocents get some serious gaol time and there car crushed in front of them.

I’d be happier if they jailed the car and crushed the moron.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:44 pm 24 Feb 13

Paul0075 said :

See? It’s not always drivers of white Commodores!

Glad they got the guy, but judging by his record, he hasn’t learnt much.

Exactly. It’s time these morons with no regards for laws or the lives of other innocents get some serious gaol time and there car crushed in front of them.

Paul0075 11:44 am 24 Feb 13

See? It’s not always drivers of white Commodores!

Glad they got the guy, but judging by his record, he hasn’t learnt much.

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