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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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Jamming the cop’s fingers in the car window and then driving over his foot
Antagonist 7:07 am 23 Jul 12

buzz819 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.

Jeez, I wonder if it had anything to do with the Police officer trying to stop the window from being wound up that might have caused this? You wanker.

If there was any risk (however remote) that a driver is going to act like a tool and wind the window up on a cops hand, then our genius cop could have:
a. instructed the driver to wind his window down further; and/or
b. held the TIN just oustide of the window, forcing said driver to reach outside the window to accept it.
It aint rocket surgery. If a window is being wound up, you do not try to stop it by shoving your hand in the way. Risk minimisation fail.

Then we ask how the officer managed to put himself in a position where he can have his foot run over. When a car unexpectedly takes off do you:
a. step in towards it?
b. step/jump back from it?

So I repeat: Somebody needs retraining.

But we can’t really be sure how things transpired, since we have yet another example of a poorly written media release. In the first three paragraphs we get the impression there is only one cop (ie. “The officer …”). Then at paragraph four, the release talks about two cops (“Police drew their batons …”). And then at paragraph five we are back to one cop. But which cop? The ABC interpretation of the release is that super-cop was acting alone.

It is not a case of contempt for police officers. It is a long history of poorly written media releases leaving themselves open to derision. They make themselves look stupid.

HenryBG 6:31 am 23 Jul 12

LSWCHP said :

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Henry, you’re really not worth the effort, so I’m not going to bother any more.

Most people who break a bone in their foot barely notice anyway – presumably your wife’s fall was at work, hence the big production with wheelchairs and so forth to milk the compo?

simonleeds 6:18 am 23 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Based on the choice of username, Antagonist clearly just fancies himself as a s**t stirrer. Henry BG, on the other hand, appears to be genuinely stupid.

bundah 9:14 pm 22 Jul 12

poetix said :

Idiotic and so dangerous. I hope the officer makes a full recovery.

Could have given a whole new unsavoury meaning to pulled pork.

Or perhaps the question should be how do you like your pork? tenderised with a hint of squeal!

eyeLikeCarrots 9:04 pm 22 Jul 12

“The driver was arrested and taken to City Police Station, where he suffered a series of falls down the steps to the cells and had the absolute snot beaten out of him with rubber hose”

poetix 6:23 pm 22 Jul 12

Idiotic and so dangerous. I hope the officer makes a full recovery.

Could have given a whole new unsavoury meaning to pulled pork.

LSWCHP 6:08 pm 22 Jul 12

HenryBG said :

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

Henry, you’re really not worth the effort, so I’m not going to bother any more.

bundah 5:27 pm 22 Jul 12

I hope the bastard gets what’s coming to him when he faces our scary magistrates ie. a serious slap on the wrist.Who would seriously want to be a cop in the ACT given the level of contempt displayed towards them by so many in our community?

HenryBG 5:12 pm 22 Jul 12

LSWCHP said :

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing..

Was her foot run over by a Toyota Camry?
Did the police officer suffer a broken foot?
If you’d provided more information you could have won the irrelevance trifecta.

buzz819 3:10 pm 22 Jul 12

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.

Jeez, I wonder if it had anything to do with the Police officer trying to stop the window from being wound up that might have caused this? You wanker.

LSWCHP 12:32 pm 22 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.

I’ve seen some nonsense on RA, but that really takes the cake. What *is* the matter with you?

My wife slipped and fell a couple of years ago, breaking one small bone in her foot. She then spent two months doing the cast/wheelchair/crutches thing.

If someone drives a car over your foot there’s every chance of breaking many small bones and being crippled, possibly for life. To suggest that a police officer would risk permanent disablement just to be able to charge somebody with something is bizarre. Seriously.

HenryBG 12:06 pm 22 Jul 12

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.

dixyland 11:55 am 22 Jul 12

Really, how else did he think this would play out?

screaming banshee 11:41 am 22 Jul 12

I look forward to future use of the ‘what a tool’ tag.

Antagonist 10:33 am 22 Jul 12

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.

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