Less teens arrested at Skyfire in 2012

johnboy 18 March 2012 21

ACT Policing took 12 teenagers into custody last night (Saturday, March 17) for alcohol-related offences at Skyfire, a 60 per cent decrease from previous years.

Operational Commander for the event Acting Superintendent Steve Hogarth said that for police Skyfire was much quieter this year, with ACT Policing launching a campaign targeting young people and underage binge drinking.

“Overall it was a great night, marred only by the bad weather. While we took 12 teens into custody, which is a significant decrease from last year and other recent events, some of these teenagers recorded an alcohol content of more than 0.2 which is alarming,” Acting Superintendent Steve Hogarth said.

A 16-year-old boy was unable to be lodged into custody due to his high level of intoxication. He was released into the care of the ACT Ambulance Service for observation before being collected by a parent. His initial breath analysis recorded by police was 0.315.

Of the 12 lodged into custody (all 16 and 17 years of age) 11 were boys.

“We had police on-the-ground patrolling north and south of the lake, with our officers taking the opportunity to interact with young people face-to-face. The feedback we received was positive which was pleasing.”

Last year 31 teenagers were taken into protective custody.

Police received no reports of violence or related incidents and took two adults into protective custody for intoxication.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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astrojax astrojax 12:15 pm 19 Mar 12

we need non-fewer folk to comment in this thread to see if we can get jb a grammar-inspired lesser-mully award this month…

Deref Deref 12:10 pm 19 Mar 12

bigfeet said :

johnboy said :

You might have all noticed I’m aware of this archaic custom, but some might have gathered I don’t actually care.

Fewer may have noticed that you cared less this year.

😀 Gold.

Russ Russ 12:06 pm 19 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

I reckon putting them all in the drunk tank together would cure them of teenage drunkeness for ever.

Even better if the “drunk tank” is a Gravitron.

Baldy Baldy 11:50 am 19 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

Baldy said :

I am disgusted by this? Why do I pay taxes if the police aren’t going to arrest teenagers? I demand my right as a tax paying citizen that they immediatly fix this problem.

I reckon putting them all in the drunk tank together would cure them of teenage drunkeness for ever. Spewing and carrying on the way they do, in close proximity. And then their loving parents driving their spew-soaked offspring home. Real Consequences.

For a little bit extra they could pruchase a dvd of the event for showing at their 21st and wedding/s.

A sure way to stop any 20ish drinking binges as well.

EvanJames EvanJames 11:26 am 19 Mar 12

Baldy said :

I am disgusted by this? Why do I pay taxes if the police aren’t going to arrest teenagers? I demand my right as a tax paying citizen that they immediatly fix this problem.

I reckon putting them all in the drunk tank together would cure them of teenage drunkeness for ever. Spewing and carrying on the way they do, in close proximity. And then their loving parents driving their spew-soaked offspring home. Real Consequences.

Baldy Baldy 10:50 am 19 Mar 12

I am disgusted by this? Why do I pay taxes if the police aren’t going to arrest teenagers? I demand my right as a tax paying citizen that they immediatly fix this problem.

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 9:53 am 19 Mar 12

I’m more worried about the people they took into custody who were 0.2% ABV.

AsparagusSyndrome AsparagusSyndrome 11:55 pm 18 Mar 12

I hope the improvement in fewness enlarges even more next year. So there’ll be even more less than this year.

(But with all that alcohol, I bet the custod tasted pretty good by the end.)

“Operational Commander for the event Acting Superintendent Steve Hogarth said that for police Skyfire was much quieter this year”

I think they’re right. I couldn’t hear it from my place at all this year. Normally I can. They must have used fewer gunpowders. I’m going to write to the authorities to complain about the less noises.

I-filed I-filed 10:39 pm 18 Mar 12

FEWER! JB you’ll wreck your next intern if you don’t grammar up a bit! : 0

poetix poetix 9:40 pm 18 Mar 12

Looks like that most excellent galah anti-drinking campaign is paying dividends already…

And that fewer is more, and less is the new black.

Thumper Thumper 9:37 pm 18 Mar 12

We need fewer lesses.

Or less fewers.

Or fess lewers.

Or, oh.. forget it…

TheDancingDjinn TheDancingDjinn 9:30 pm 18 Mar 12

bigfeet said :

johnboy said :

You might have all noticed I’m aware of this archaic custom, but some might have gathered I don’t actually care.

Fewer may have noticed that you cared less this year.

this made me chortle- love it

bigfeet bigfeet 9:22 pm 18 Mar 12

johnboy said :

You might have all noticed I’m aware of this archaic custom, but some might have gathered I don’t actually care.

Fewer may have noticed that you cared less this year.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 9:08 pm 18 Mar 12

Yes, fewer.
Mass nouns = less.
Countable nouns = fewer.

Less noise, less money, less sex, less rain, etc.
Fewer teens, fewer arrests, fewer pedants, fewer rainy days, etc.

(Rough rule: if you add an ‘s’ to pluralise it to talk about comparisons of it, use fewer.)

    johnboy johnboy 9:11 pm 18 Mar 12

    You might have all noticed I’m aware of this archaic custom, but some might have gathered I don’t actually care.

bryansworld bryansworld 8:41 pm 18 Mar 12

Fewer.

switch switch 8:36 pm 18 Mar 12

Yes, fewer. See http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/less-or-fewer

“Use fewer if you’re referring to people or things in the plural (e.g. houses, newspapers, dogs, students, children).”

Or teens.

bigfeet bigfeet 8:28 pm 18 Mar 12

This is just typical of the youth of today.

To lazy to apply themselves and get drunk and disorderly at Skyfire. Probably at home on the couch with their playstations.

I blame the parents.

In my day……

astrojax astrojax 8:18 pm 18 Mar 12

…fewer?

gospeedygo gospeedygo 6:59 pm 18 Mar 12

Maybe they are better at hiding it this year.

switch switch 6:40 pm 18 Mar 12

Fewer teens…

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