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Gun holstered under the drivers’ seat

By johnboy - 9 September 2013 23

ACT Policing arrested a 32-year-old Queanbeyan man following the seizure of a gun during a routine traffic stop last night.

About 10.15pm officers from Woden Patrol conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle in Launceston Street, Phillip.

After making several enquiries officers located a loaded firearm and a holster underneath the driver’s seat. Police then seized the vehicle.

The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House where he received Watch House bail.
South District Superintendent Paul Shakeshaft has commended the actions of the officers involved.

“Due to the diligence of the officers who conducted the traffic stop there is one less firearm on Canberra streets,” Superintendent Shakeshaft said.

“I would like to remind Canberrans that all our officers are working hard to remove illegal firearms from our community.”

The man will be summonsed to the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date on firearms offences.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Gun holstered under the drivers’ seat
Thumper 4:56 pm 10 Sep 13

Sandman said :

Robertson said :

fernandof said :

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

I like the incomplete information on what she blew.

My guess would be the magistrate.

Stay classy man…

Sandman 4:49 pm 10 Sep 13

Robertson said :

fernandof said :

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

I like the incomplete information on what she blew.

My guess would be the magistrate.

Roundhead89 4:30 pm 10 Sep 13

Instant Mash said :

Superintendent Shakeshaft!? Best name ever.

Sounds like a character in a gay porno movie.

DrKoresh 3:45 pm 10 Sep 13

Robertson said :

fernandof said :

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

I like the incomplete information on what she blew.

I read she blew .075 on the ABC’s news website and that incoming attourney-general George Brandin (not sure if I’m getting his last name right, but he was on Q&A last night if that helps) wrote a letter to the magistrate involved that talked about what a top bloke she is (or words to that effect) and that she should be let-off. It’s a load of crap if you ask me, and that it only happened with George’s influence 2 days after his party came to power seems almost corrupt. I mean, assuming the ABC figure is correct, .075 is a relatively significant BAC when you consider that it’s’ 50% greater than the legal limit. It’s not the kind of scenario where a simple miscalculation of drinks is a plausible excuse for the DUI charge. At that point she should have known not get behind the wheel and doesn’t deserve this level of leniency at all, IMO. But whatever, maybe it’ll set a precedent I can abuse if I ever get busted for a DUI in the future.

Shame on the lot of ’em.

Thumper 3:45 pm 10 Sep 13

Robertson said :

fernandof said :

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

I like the incomplete information on what she blew.

0.075.

Robertson 3:19 pm 10 Sep 13

fernandof said :

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

I like the incomplete information on what she blew.

fernandof 1:54 pm 10 Sep 13

Robertson said :

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

Can anyone point me to where I could find statistics around drink-driving offenses being dropped? Would be interesting to see how likely it is for the rest of us to get the same treatment as Ms Credlin.

Aeek 1:51 pm 10 Sep 13

Barcham said :

Acting aggressive or being unhelpful is a giant flashing red light above your head.

I wonder how I’ll go when they want to see my license, but don’t want me to get out of the car, but I need to get out of the car to get to my wallet where I had concealed it previously before my sporting event.

Barcham 1:07 pm 10 Sep 13

BimboGeek said :

I’m guessing the Plod in question has a well honed sense of when some junky is trying to hide somethung or starting to panic. If your answer to “Have you had any drinks today?” is anything other than yes or no or you are particularly unfriendly, there may be someyhing to see here…

This. Been told multiple times by Police that the number one way to get searched is to act like you really don’t want to be searched.

Acting aggressive or being unhelpful is a giant flashing red light above your head.

Robertson 12:42 pm 10 Sep 13

Dunno why the police bother, when the magistrates do nothing to support them:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-10/credlin-escapes-punishment-as-drink-driving-charge-dropped/4947944

p1 2:54 pm 09 Sep 13

Spiral said :

I’ve been pulled over for a routine traffid stop heaps of time and have never even been asked to get out of my carm let alone have the police search under my seat.

Must have been something in the computer when they ran his name/rego.

No word on the status of this firearm? Registered? Stolen? Illegally imported? It is great that there is one less deadly weapon out there, but without some more information about crimes like these how is the public supposed to have a clue about how they should be prevented in the future?

BimboGeek 2:50 pm 09 Sep 13

I’m guessing the Plod in question has a well honed sense of when some junky is trying to hide somethung or starting to panic. If your answer to “Have you had any drinks today?” is anything other than yes or no or you are particularly unfriendly, there may be someyhing to see here…

PBO 2:24 pm 09 Sep 13

Spiral said :

So what would the real story be here.

I’ve been pulled over for a routine traffid stop heaps of time and have never even been asked to get out of my carm let alone have the police search under my seat.

Does that sort of thing really randomly happen to people or has a dipstick upset a mate who has dobbed him into the police?

+1, good point. Why were they making enquiries as well? Were they repeatedly asking if he had a gun?

Spiral 1:23 pm 09 Sep 13

So what would the real story be here.

I’ve been pulled over for a routine traffid stop heaps of time and have never even been asked to get out of my carm let alone have the police search under my seat.

Does that sort of thing really randomly happen to people or has a dipstick upset a mate who has dobbed him into the police?

Instant Mash 11:58 am 09 Sep 13

Superintendent Shakeshaft!? Best name ever.

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