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Mister Toad’s wild ride in a blue barina

By johnboy - 15 October 2011 19

ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Queanbeyan man following a pursuit through parts of NSW and the ACT last night (Friday, October 15).

About 7pm NSW Police were parked at the intersection of Morton Street and Richard Avenue, Queanbeyan when they observed a blue Holden Barina travel past above the posted speed limit.

When police activated their warning lights the alleged offender accelerated away and police initiated a pursuit. The offender made his way through Queanbeyan and onto Uriarra Road, continuing onto Norse Road and into the ACT.

The offender made his way through the suburbs of Symonston and Narrabundah eventually entering Fyshwick.

As the offender made his way through Fyshwick an ACT Policing Traffic Operations officer riding a marked police motorcycle saw the NSW police vehicle in pursuit and also engaged in pursuit, activating lights and sirens.

The offender stopped at a set of lights and the officer shouted to the offender that he needed to pull over.

Shortly afterwards the vehicle came to a stop and police approached the vehicle. The man attempted to escape and wrestled with police; however he was overpowered and placed under arrest. The pursuit lasted for 7 minutes.

During a search of the offenders vehicle police found what is suspected to be cannabis.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with possess a prohibited substance and a series of traffic offences including driving while disqualified.

The man was given Watch House bail and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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19 Responses to
Mister Toad’s wild ride in a blue barina
EvanJames 11:06 am 17 Oct 11

p1 said :

With respect to colour names by gender, let me point you to THIS (from Doghouse via XKCD).

What a lot of weird colours, “seafoam”, is that even a real colour? I’ve never heard of most of them. Banana would be a dirty yellow and black, surely?

Teal is a pretty common colour and deserves its own name, I can’t recommend it for cars though.

EvanJames 11:02 am 17 Oct 11

According to the cop report, the motorbike cop was an ACT one, stooging around Fyshwick who saw the pursuit (the plain car was apparently the NSW cop?). I was surprised to see a cop just in a short-sleeved shirt, but maybe he was out doing something that only warranted a shirt.

buzz819 10:54 am 17 Oct 11

p1 said :

With respect to colour names by gender, let me point you to THIS (from Doghouse via XKCD).

EvanJames said :

Oddly, that cop was wearing short shirt-sleeves, too. Odd garb to be wearing on a motorbike.

I never did figure out why construction workers on the road side must wear long sleeves to prevent sunburn, and all manner of clothing is required for OH&S in other industries, yet cops can be involved in pursuits while wearing a shirt?

I dunno, they have better OH&S committees?

p1 10:37 am 17 Oct 11

With respect to colour names by gender, let me point you to THIS (from Doghouse via XKCD).

EvanJames said :

Oddly, that cop was wearing short shirt-sleeves, too. Odd garb to be wearing on a motorbike.

I never did figure out why construction workers on the road side must wear long sleeves to prevent sunburn, and all manner of clothing is required for OH&S in other industries, yet cops can be involved in pursuits while wearing a shirt?

EvanJames 12:54 am 17 Oct 11

Well it wasn’t blue! And it wasn’t green either. It was old and pretty horrible, and a very ugly teal. And they didn’t get him at the lights, they got him at the roundabout outside hungry jacks, and only because the motorbike cop cut him off. Oddly, that cop was wearing short shirt-sleeves, too. Odd garb to be wearing on a motorbike. Interesting how the official cop report left out the bit that the motorbike cop made them stop, too. If the driver was really bad and evil, he’d have gone right through the motorbike cop, rather than stopping and then letting him squash him into the road.

goggles13 10:33 pm 16 Oct 11

I find it hilarious that the barina managed to evade the cops all the way from Queanbeyan to Fyshwick. surely the driver of the barina wasn’t that skillful!

LSWCHP 5:10 pm 16 Oct 11

What I really admire is how this wild desperado still retained enough respect for the law to stop at the traffic lights, thus enabling his apprehension.

I wonder if he was wearing a vest that his mum had knitted him.

Waiting For Godot 3:09 pm 16 Oct 11

A Barina? The bogans have certainly downsized since they used Subaru WRXs and hotted-up Commodores. Next they’ll be driving Kias.

poetix 1:49 pm 16 Oct 11

johnboy said :

Teal is interesting as, generally speaking, women perceive it as green, while men see it as blue.

Teally?

I assume by the moniker that EvanJames is male, and he (?) said ‘the car was teal, not blue’, which implies that he was seeing it more as green, unless he has a totally different colour sense.

But I did see the ‘generally’ so all this is quite irrelevant.

Ryan 12:56 pm 16 Oct 11

johnboy said :

Teal is interesting as, generally speaking, women perceive it as green, while men see it as blue.

I come for the news, but I stay for the witty banter and random facts.

CHW 12:29 pm 16 Oct 11

Yeah – perception of colours like teal and aqua depend on the ratio of rods to cones in an individuals’ um… retina/thingy.

So if you have more rods, you will see it as blue; if you have more cones, you will see it as green.

… actually if you have more cones you will see as “WOOOOOAAAAAHHHHHHHH – double rainbows!!!”

johnboy 11:03 am 16 Oct 11

Teal is interesting as, generally speaking, women perceive it as green, while men see it as blue.

Tooks 10:59 am 16 Oct 11

EvanJames said :

It was teal, not blue. I was at the Hungry Jack’s servo, in fact I’d just pulled in from the main drag through Fyshwick and when I heard all the sirens going behind me briefly wondered if they’d sprung me not indicating. Cops and car came roaring along, Teal Barina turned at the roundabout into Wollongong St but the cop on the motorbike went in front of him, so he stopped right on the corner, and as he tried to do a runner they grabbed him and squashed him into the road. The cop car was a silver-ish unmarked one, with lights on the dashboard. Then, I think, 2 marked cars came screaming up wildly and they all swarmed all over the Barina, with the hapless miscreant still lying on the road covered in cops.

I figured he must have been a terrorist or mass murderer to warrant all that.

Teal is blue-green, so they’re half right 😉

EvanJames 10:38 pm 15 Oct 11

It was teal, not blue. I was at the Hungry Jack’s servo, in fact I’d just pulled in from the main drag through Fyshwick and when I heard all the sirens going behind me briefly wondered if they’d sprung me not indicating. Cops and car came roaring along, Teal Barina turned at the roundabout into Wollongong St but the cop on the motorbike went in front of him, so he stopped right on the corner, and as he tried to do a runner they grabbed him and squashed him into the road. The cop car was a silver-ish unmarked one, with lights on the dashboard. Then, I think, 2 marked cars came screaming up wildly and they all swarmed all over the Barina, with the hapless miscreant still lying on the road covered in cops.

I figured he must have been a terrorist or mass murderer to warrant all that.

ThatUniStudent 10:17 pm 15 Oct 11

Sounds like another Mully wannabe.
Well done on the police for catching the idiot. I hope he’s not released so easy like the last Mully was.

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