Police charge drunk driver doing burnouts

David Murtagh 21 June 2021 2
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After a report from a member of the public, the driver was charged with multiple offences. Photo: File.

Police have charged a 42-year-old Macgregor man following a report of burnout activity early on Sunday morning.

At about 1:00 am on Sunday (20 June), ACT Policing received a complaint from a member of the public about a grey Ford Falcon sedan allegedly performing burnouts in Macgregor.

Police in an unmarked vehicle attended the location and witnessed the Ford Falcon performing a burnout in De Gruchy Place, Macgregor.

Police stopped the vehicle and shortly after the driver returned a positive alcohol screening test.

He was taken to the City Police Station where he blew 0.093.


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He was arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle with alcohol in his breath, driving while disqualified, the improper use of a motor vehicle, using an unregistered vehicle and using an uninsured vehicle.

He was bailed from the ACT Regional Watch House and will attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Anyone that witnesses dangerous driving incidents should call police on 131 444. If you have information that can assist police, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.


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ChrisinTurner ChrisinTurner 3:23 pm 21 Jun 21

Another great advantage of using unmarked Police cars. Why aren’t they all unmarked?

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