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Police pursuit smashes into bystanders

By johnboy 27 August 2011 33

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This in from Gooterz at 3:34am this morning:

Friend of mine was the victim of a Police pursuit gone wrong tonight, ended up having a smash at the northern interection near the vue construction site after another car being chased by police ran the red light.

The car is a right off but the two people in it are ok. One of them helped to chase down the other driver as they fled the scene.

ACT Policing are promising a statement later this morning once they finalise some details.

UPDATE: Here’s the statement:

ACT Policing has apprehended a 19-year-old man from Bonython and a 19-year-old man from NSW after a collision in Tuggeranong last night (Friday, August 26).

Around 8.20pm a marked police vehicle from the Traffic team was conducting a mobile patrol in Greenway. Police observed a dark coloured Holden Commodore exiting Cowlishaw Street without the headlights on.

Police conducted a traffic stop on Athllon Drive however when the officer exited the vehicle and approached the car the offenders accelerated away.

After police returned to their vehicle they attempted to pursue the car however, when the vehicle turned into Anketell Street officers prepared to terminate the pursuit which lasted 40 seconds.

As the vehicle travelled down Anketell Street it passed a Tuggeranong Patrol and officers witnessed the Commodore travelling at high speed with no headlights on. The offending vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Anketell Street and Cowlishaw Street and collided with a red hatch back.

The offenders got out of the car and attempted to flee the scene. Two men and a woman were apprehended by officers from Tuggeranong Police Station. No one in either vehicle was injured in the incident.

Both the men claimed the other was driving the vehicle and both tested positive for alcohol at the scene. They were taken to Tuggeranong Police Station and breath analysis showed both men were over the limit with each recording a mid-range reading of level 2.

Investigations as to who was driving the vehicle are continuing. The driver will be summonsed to court at a later date.

[Photo courtesy Gooterz]

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pjcook 10:12 am 30 Aug 11

Special G said :

Headline should read – ‘Drunk wankers run from Police and crash into innocent bystanders’.

Put the responsibility on the drivers of the car. Although apparently both may have been driving.

+1 If these morons were not fleeing from police and had an accident, there would be calls for more police to catch these idiots.

Jetsam 8:41 am 30 Aug 11

If both thought the other was driving, it isn’t hard to see why they crashed…

xyro 7:36 pm 29 Aug 11

Glad they are ok… Looks nasty!

DUB 9:38 am 29 Aug 11

blowers said :

I must have missed something. Monash isnt mentioned anywhere here. Only Bonythong and Queanbegone. Monash is just the innocent bystander living next door to Wanniassa and Isabella Plains.

My apology, don’t know why Monash got into my head..However, where did you get Qbn from? NSW-could be Yass, could be any town, perhaps, he was visiting his bum-chum here, from Sydney?:)

Buzz2600 9:28 am 29 Aug 11

“Friend of mine was the victim of a Police pursuit gone wrong tonight…”

When are people going to stop blaming the police for the actions of criminals? Police state the pursuit lasted 40 seconds … I don’t care if it was 40 seconds or 40 hours.

These criminals carelessly and recklessly endangered the lives of others by drink driving, speeding, ignoring traffic lights, dangerous driving etc, etc…. I’m glad that noone was hurt this time but if these criminals had of gotten away with it, they’d do it again and again . I have no doubt. Until someone really did get hurt or killed.

They chose to do this! Not the police or anyone else. Do the crime, do the time.

Ben_Dover 9:25 am 29 Aug 11

Friend of mine was the victim of a drunk driver, who was driving illegally, and who was evading the efforts of the police to stop them.

Fixed that for you.

blowers 9:23 am 29 Aug 11

DUB said :

This confirms my thought -Monash/Bonython-(Isn’t it whole Greenway area, anyway?)-both feral areas, they should be disinfected, using thermobaric weapon, such as vacuum bomb.;-)

I must have missed something. Monash isnt mentioned anywhere here. Only Bonythong and Queanbegone. Monash is just the innocent bystander living next door to Wanniassa and Isabella Plains.

DUB 8:42 am 29 Aug 11

This confirms my thought -Monash/Bonython-(Isn’t it whole Greenway area, anyway?)-both feral areas, they should be disinfected, using thermobaric weapon, such as vacuum bomb.;-)

Mr Gillespie 11:13 pm 28 Aug 11

Did these people become the “victim of a police pursuit” because they didn’t want to pull over to police who wanted to find out why he didn’t have his headlights on? Or did they panic because they would get done for drink-driving?

squashee 8:17 pm 28 Aug 11

If only the little shi*s had some money – They would have done the owner of the red Mazda a favour. Unfortunately, they will get off with a stern talking to, due to their rough childhood, and the poor Mazda driver will have to use their own insurance.

Martlark 5:43 pm 28 Aug 11

Is that a Mazda 121 bubble car? I do believe it has the dis-honour of being amongst the most dangerous to be in when crashing.

switch 4:59 pm 28 Aug 11

Jono said :

A “right” off?

Yeah, that one put me write off too 😉

Skidbladnir 11:34 am 28 Aug 11

Both subjects implicated the other under questioning, hoping to get away with it?
Lessons in Game Theory, courtesy of ACT Policing…

Also, the Level 2 BAC referred to above is greater than 0.05g but less than 0.08g.

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