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Nothing like punching on after losing a high speed pursuit

johnboy 13 February 2012 22

ACT Policing has apprehended a 23-year-old New South Wales man after a pursuit of a stolen motor vehicle early this morning (Monday, February 13).

Around 3.30am, members of Woden Patrol General Duties were conducting a patrol along Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick when they saw a grey Mazda 3 failing to stop for a red traffic light at the intersection of Nyrang Street and Canberra Avenue. The officers followed the Mazda 3 into the car park of Kentucky Fried Chicken in an attempt to stop the vehicle. At this time, police saw the vehicle contained two people.

Upon the activation of the police vehicle’s emergency lights and sirens, the Mazda 3 accelerated away from police, travelling through the Quix Service Station.

Police pursued the Mazda 3 through Fyshwick, Narrabundah and Red Hill, before the vehicle struck the gutter on La Perouse Street, Red Hill, causing a tyre to deflate, bringing the car to a stand-still.

As police approached the vehicle, the passenger has exited the vehicle and ran away, avoiding apprehension. As officers attempted to arrest the driver, he punch an officer in the face.

The 23-year-old man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

No people were injured and the Mazda 3 sustained minor damaged during the pursuit that lasted five minutes and reached a maximum speed of 120km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The Mazda 3 had been reported stolen on 7 February after being taken during a burglary in Bruce.

The 23-year-old man will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 13) charged with common assault, driving a motor vehicle without consent and furious driving.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:05 am 17 Feb 12

NoImRight said :

poetix said :

@13

1. Driving with a little dog on your lap: driving while furryous
2. Driving an Audi with blonde hair, six inch fingernails and an expensive handbag: driving while ‘fabulous’.
3. Driving while listening to 2CC: driving while fatuous.
4. Driving thinking of a comment like this: driving while frivolous.

3 and 4 are interchangeable.

First useful post here 🙂

+1

AsparagusSyndrome AsparagusSyndrome 12:42 am 17 Feb 12

Martlark said :

Seems most of these clowns are detected when breaking some minor traffic law, such as red light, stop sign or slight speeding. I wonder if they’d ever get caught if they just drove properly?

Not only don’t these young men drive well, it seems they don’t eat properly either. I think if they just ate some healthy home-cooked grilled lean meat and vegetables for dinner, and high-fibre cereals and fruit at breakfast, a much cheaper and more satisfying option in the long run than fast food, and stopped drinking alcohol and taking medicine that they simply don’t need, they’d quickly feel a lot more healthy, less frustrated and aggressive, and their bowels would work more effectively.

Then they could go out and do some exercise, get a haircut and obtain a proper job which pays a fair wage for fair work, instead of trying to take other people’s property without permission. But I’d wager that they’re not even listening, because they’re probably out already, up to some more mischief, like getting themselves inebriated, no doubt. Their kind disgust me.

NoImRight NoImRight 10:11 am 14 Feb 12

poetix said :

@13

1. Driving with a little dog on your lap: driving while furryous
2. Driving an Audi with blonde hair, six inch fingernails and an expensive handbag: driving while ‘fabulous’.
3. Driving while listening to 2CC: driving while fatuous.
4. Driving thinking of a comment like this: driving while frivolous.

3 and 4 are interchangeable.

First useful post here 🙂

Wokie Wokie 9:32 am 14 Feb 12

buzz819 said :

HenryBG said :

Is that the second police chase in the last couple of days that’s ended in Red Hill?

What’s going on in Red Hill?

It’s always been a criminal mecca, lot’s of flats to run through and get lost….

Red Hill a criminal mecca? Is that why I live there?

buzz819 buzz819 7:44 am 14 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

Is that the second police chase in the last couple of days that’s ended in Red Hill?

What’s going on in Red Hill?

It’s always been a criminal mecca, lot’s of flats to run through and get lost….

HenryBG HenryBG 9:52 pm 13 Feb 12

Is that the second police chase in the last couple of days that’s ended in Red Hill?

What’s going on in Red Hill?

poetix poetix 5:59 pm 13 Feb 12

@13

1. Driving with a little dog on your lap: driving while furryous
2. Driving an Audi with blonde hair, six inch fingernails and an expensive handbag: driving while ‘fabulous’.
3. Driving while listening to 2CC: driving while fatuous.
4. Driving thinking of a comment like this: driving while frivolous.

3 and 4 are interchangeable.

Solidarity Solidarity 4:56 pm 13 Feb 12

Martlark said :

Seems most of these clowns are detected when breaking some minor traffic law, such as red light, stop sign or slight speeding. I wonder if they’d ever get caught if they just drove properly?

Makes you think how many don’t get caught….

SnapperJack SnapperJack 4:50 pm 13 Feb 12

Gantz said :

The ‘Quix’ Servo died some time ago, it’s a 7Eleven now.

. . . and “Kentucky Fried Chicken” died 20 years ago, it’s now KFC.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:42 pm 13 Feb 12

Pity “Driving While Furious” isn’t against the law too. We’d have a lot less road congestion.

They’d have to pull over and wait until they were no longer furious, like making phone calls.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 4:36 pm 13 Feb 12

Primal said :

Chop71 said :

FURIOUS DRIVING

The law really does need more offences with kick-arse names. Furious Driving just sets the bar so high, it’s not funny.

How about “Parking in a manner to cause mild annoyance”?

Primal Primal 2:23 pm 13 Feb 12

Chop71 said :

FURIOUS DRIVING

The law really does need more offences with kick-arse names. Furious Driving just sets the bar so high, it’s not funny.

Martlark Martlark 2:10 pm 13 Feb 12

Seems most of these clowns are detected when breaking some minor traffic law, such as red light, stop sign or slight speeding. I wonder if they’d ever get caught if they just drove properly?

Deref Deref 1:56 pm 13 Feb 12

OverLord said :

The 23-year-old man was arrest and convey to the ACT Watch House.

Good times.

I was going to keep going, replacing the text with poor grammar, but then I got to the part about ‘minor damaged’ and figured it was funny enough already.

“He punch an officer in the face” had me chortling with glee.

Anyway, good work, the Plod. That’ll be another $25 fine for the ACT’s coffers.

devils_advocate devils_advocate 1:56 pm 13 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

Equally, grammar died some time ago, it’s the internet now.

LOL. It’s rare we hit the quote of the thread only 5 posts in but there you have it.

Chop71 Chop71 1:42 pm 13 Feb 12

FURIOUS DRIVING

MissChief MissChief 1:08 pm 13 Feb 12

Running a red light on Canberra Avenue in a stolen car – they can’t say they haven’t had fair warning about the consequences of that.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:56 am 13 Feb 12

Gantz said :

The ‘Quix’ Servo died some time ago, it’s a 7Eleven now.

Equally, grammar died some time ago, it’s the internet now.

Gantz Gantz 11:48 am 13 Feb 12

The ‘Quix’ Servo died some time ago, it’s a 7Eleven now.

OverLord OverLord 11:40 am 13 Feb 12

The 23-year-old man was arrest and convey to the ACT Watch House.

Good times.

I was going to keep going, replacing the text with poor grammar, but then I got to the part about ‘minor damaged’ and figured it was funny enough already.

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