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Guess what colour the Commodore in the police pursuit was?

By johnboy 11 August 2012 46

ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Dunlop man following a vehicle pursuit in Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Friday, August 10).

Around 2.20pm Belconnen Patrol members were conducting a mobile patrol along Kuringa Drive when they saw a white Holden Commodore travelling at excessive speed.

Police activated their lights and sirens attempting a traffic stop on the vehicle, however the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.

The pursuit travelled past several Belconnen suburbs before being terminated by the Belconnen Patrol.

A short time later members of the public flagged down another patrol and advised a vehicle, matching the description of the car involved in the pursuit, had collided with a wooden retaining wall in their front yard. The car sustained some minor damage before driving off.

The vehicle, which is suspected to be stolen, was located several streets away with a flat tyre.

A man matching the description of the driver was located a short distance away. He had the keys to the car in his possession and was a disqualified driver.

A maximum speed of 160 km/h was reached during the pursuit which lasted for 1 minute and 19 seconds.

The man was charged with driving while disqualified and several traffic offences. He received Watch House bail to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 21 2012.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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screaming banshee 11:07 am 13 Aug 12

HenryBG said :

screaming banshee said :

HenryBG said :

Driving a car around suburban roads at 160km/h is attempted murder.

What about driving a car around suburban roads blind drunk Henry, should that driver be shot too?

Probably, although you appear to be,

a/ changing the subject
and,
b/ somewhat confused between the concepts of “exceeding a proscribed BAC” and “being blind drunk”.

But I don’t generally come on here expecting too much evidence of intelligent life.

So somewhere between not under the influence of alcohol at all and being blind drunk there is a point at which it becomes unacceptable to Henry, geez if only there was some sort of body that represented the community as a whole that could set some sort of level in that range as being the unacceptable level.

Heck, I’d reckon they could even base is on some of that there science stuff you read about in all the papers.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:23 am 13 Aug 12

screaming banshee said :

astrojax said :

i blame society; and white car paint manufacturers…

(back in my day it was white kingswoods, but i’m an old fart…)

I’d be pretty certain it was brown kingswoods….or the more upmarket Premier

I had a red kingswood wagon once. 160km/h in that thing was the stuff dreams were made of (as in, you might approach 160km/h if you pushed it off a very tall cliff).

HenryBG 7:28 am 13 Aug 12

screaming banshee said :

HenryBG said :

Driving a car around suburban roads at 160km/h is attempted murder.

What about driving a car around suburban roads blind drunk Henry, should that driver be shot too?

Probably, although you appear to be,

a/ changing the subject
and,
b/ somewhat confused between the concepts of “exceeding a proscribed BAC” and “being blind drunk”.

But I don’t generally come on here expecting too much evidence of intelligent life.

bigfeet 6:52 am 13 Aug 12

Deckard said :

I think you’ll find Henry’s mind is full of contradictions…

It’s quite amazing to watch isn’t it? Every idea or theory he brings out is almost always directly contradicted by another one of his thoughts.

Sometimes he even argues against himself in the same thread.

It’s a toss-up between him and Mr G as to who is the resident nutter here.

KB1971 6:46 am 13 Aug 12

KeenGolfer said :

KB1971 said :

Last I saw, doing 160km/h wasnt a criminal offence.

You didn’t check very well. It’s called drive manner dangerous/reckless. Max 1yr imprisonment and/or $11k fine.

According to this: http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2005-11/current/pdf/2005-11.pdf its 6 points & then $1811 fine.

When you then run from the coppers a criminal offence is added but the speeding act in itself is not a criminal offence. I would definately be interested to see if anyone who was caught at that speed who pulled over when instructed was actually charged with anything else.

Disclaimer: I did not look further into that document as I did not have time this morning.

screaming banshee 2:00 am 13 Aug 12

astrojax said :

i blame society; and white car paint manufacturers…

(back in my day it was white kingswoods, but i’m an old fart…)

I’d be pretty certain it was brown kingswoods….or the more upmarket Premier

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