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Jamming the cop’s fingers in the car window and then driving over his foot

By johnboy 22 July 2012 31

A 20-year-old Franklin man has been charged with assault after he allegedly jammed a police officer’s fingers in his car window and drove over the officer’s foot following a traffic stop in Dickson late last night (Saturday, July 21).

The man had been stopped by ACT Policing around 11.50pm on Northbourne Avenue after his Toyota Camry had been detected speeding at 88km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The officer had been attempting to provide the driver with a copy of the Traffic Infringement Notice when he abruptly wound up his car window, jamming the officer’s fingers in the framework.

The driver released the officer’s fingers but then started to drive the car forward. Police drew their batons and instructed the driver to stop, but the car continued forward and over the left foot of the officer.

The officer used his baton to break the driver’s window, then reached in and switched off the ignition so the driver could not proceed further.

The driver was arrested and taken to City Police Station, where he was charged with common assault and a series of traffic offences. He will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on August 2.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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bundah 7:08 pm 23 Jul 12

Reprobate said :

Then again, as it was a Camry, the driver may have simply had no idea what they were doing anyway.

Is the Camry the new Volvo??

Reprobate 4:44 pm 23 Jul 12

Then again, as it was a Camry, the driver may have simply had no idea what they were doing anyway.

vg 4:11 pm 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

Antagonist said :

This cop must have the slowest reaction times in the world to get his fingers stuck in the car window … and zero spatial awareness if he got his foot run over as well. Somebody needs retraining.

What were they going to book the little cnut with if the copper got his fingers and foot out of the way too quickly? “Offensive language” doesn’t go far these days, so putting your foot in front of the wheel and telling him to “stop” is a great way to get a guaranteed assault charge against him.

Henry BG, internet hard man.

Real life dweeb

HenryBG 3:48 pm 23 Jul 12

jase! said :

ToastFliesRED said :

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

but then if it is the back wheel it would be comparatively less due to the camry having a very front biased weight distribution

had my foot run over by a front wheel drive car once, didn’t hurt, was more surprised really. it was my fault though because i was sticking my knee in to the rear door as they cut across the footpath in front of me

I’d rather risk my foot than my knee, personally – or did you have your rollerball armour on?

jase! 1:12 pm 23 Jul 12

ToastFliesRED said :

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

but then if it is the back wheel it would be comparatively less due to the camry having a very front biased weight distribution

had my foot run over by a front wheel drive car once, didn’t hurt, was more surprised really. it was my fault though because i was sticking my knee in to the rear door as they cut across the footpath in front of me

ToastFliesRED 12:33 pm 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

According to Toyota http://www.toyota.com.au/camry/specifications/hybrid of the Camry range only the Altise (1465kg) and the Atara SX (1495kg) come in under 1500kg, the Hybrid Camry’s come in at 1555kg. Add the kind average from Qantas of an adult’s weight (86kg) and all are closer to 2 tonnes than 1 but not by much. So maybe not a parallel universe maybe just a wibbley wobbley timey wimey one. 😉

HenryBG 12:11 pm 23 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

In which parallel universe does a Toyota Camry weigh closer to 2 tonnes than 1?

Even if you put 4 americans in it you’re not likely to top 2 tonnes.

johnboy 11:53 am 23 Jul 12

I’ve had cars run over my toes a couple of times and while not pleasant it didn’t rate in the top 100 for painful things that have happened to me.

Lower than papercuts frankly.

Now if I wasn’t wearing covered shoes at the time (not steelcaps) or if the wheel was going over the arch of my foot, it would certainly have been far less pleasant.

KB1971 11:44 am 23 Jul 12

devils_advocate said :

johnboy said :

if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

A 1973 toyota corolla with 75 profile tires, I would tend to agree.

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

Given the surface area of the contact patch between these two tyres, the pressure on a foot may be the same.

devils_advocate 11:26 am 23 Jul 12

johnboy said :

if you’re wearing a decent pair of shoes a car rolling over is not necessarily going to cause any damage at all.

A 1973 toyota corolla with 75 profile tires, I would tend to agree.

a current model camry, running 45’s or less, and probably with a kerb weight closer to 2 metric tonnes than 1 – I would hesitate to speculate.

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