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Nothing like punching on after losing a high speed pursuit

By 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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22 Responses to
Nothing like punching on after losing a high speed pursuit
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1:42 pm 13 Feb 12

FURIOUS DRIVING

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 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 11:48 am 13 Feb 12

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

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.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:31 am 13 Feb 12

I love the description of “furious driving”.

EvanJames 11:25 am 13 Feb 12

I rather hope that they retired behind the car to give this clown a good flogging.

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