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Police Wrap – 1 June

By johnboy - 1 June 2009 33

1. Low speed pursuit:

    ACT Policing arrested a 35-year-old woman on Friday morning after a low-speed pursuit through the southern suburb of Gordon.

    The woman fled a random breath testing station on Drakeford Drive in Isabella Plains about 10.40am after handing police a suspended driver’s licence following a breath test.

    She proceeded to drive at low speed through a number of Gordon streets, allegedly failing to stop despite police following with emergency lights and sirens activated.

    She was arrested a short time later after coming to a stop in front of her residence and was transported to the Regional Watch House, where she was charged with drive whilst licence suspended, drive vehicle with suspended registration, not stop vehicle when requested by police and resist Commonwealth Public Official. She was bailed to appear in court on June 19.

    The maximum speed reached during the pursuit did not exceed 45kp/h.

2. Police take an interest in exploding mailboxes:

    ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after two Australia Post mailboxes were damaged over the weekend in Canberra’s south.

    About 12.40am Saturday (May 30) police attended Chifley shops, Chifley Place in response to reports of an explosion. On arrival, police observed an Australia Post mailbox which was alight and extensively damaged.

    Police extinguished the fire and managed to recover all mail and return it to Australia Post for delivery.

    In a separate incident, police were called to Monash Shops, Barraclough Crescent about 11.35pm Saturday (May 30) after reports of an explosion. On arrival, police observed an Australia Post mailbox which was extensively damaged.

    Unfortunately, the mail within was completely destroyed as a result of fire damage.

    In both incidents, police conducted a search of the surrounding areas however did not locate any suspicious persons.

    Police suspect that fireworks may have been used to cause the explosions and would like to remind Canberra residents that the long weekend in June is the only time of the year when members of the public are legally able to use fireworks in the ACT and they may only be discharged between 5pm and 9pm on Saturday (June 5) and Sunday (June 6).

    Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity or persons in the area of Chifley or Monash shops around the time of the offences or who knows the identity of the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers.

If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online.

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ahappychappy 8:54 am 02 Jun 09

Clown Killer said :

Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??

I’m pretty sure that drunks will get behind the wheel ay ti of day – it’s good policing for the guys to be out checking during the day. We do’t want these people on our roads at anytime.

Agreed, I remember a large sting on Adelaide Avenue not that long ago on a Friday afternoon that netted quite a few charges?

Clown Killer 8:07 am 02 Jun 09

Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??

I’m pretty sure that drunks will get behind the wheel ay ti of day – it’s good policing for the guys to be out checking during the day. We do’t want these people on our roads at anytime.

Aeek 12:18 am 02 Jun 09

Its going under the speed limit without a good reason, your vehicle doesn’t go that fast is one, that she was pissed is arguably another.

vg 11:59 pm 01 Jun 09

“Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??”

Shits and giggles

vg 11:58 pm 01 Jun 09

Anna Key said :

she was charged with …. not stop vehicle when requested by police and resist Commonwealth Public Official

So the police not only have an RBT, they have a Commonwealth Public Official handy. I didn’t realise it was an offence to resist them. I anticipate many arrests at the next Centrelink christmas party

In order to be resisted you have to have a power of detention. Funny feeling Centrelink staff may well lack that one

Stainless Steel Rat 10:56 pm 01 Jun 09

Anna Key said :

she was charged with …. not stop vehicle when requested by police and resist Commonwealth Public Official

So the police not only have an RBT, they have a Commonwealth Public Official handy. I didn’t realise it was an offence to resist them. I anticipate many arrests at the next Centrelink christmas party

Happy to be corrected but I think that the Aust ‘Federal’ Police rate as Commonwealth Officials. I have a very amusing mental picture of a public service christmas party with everybody trying to arrest each other though now!

WanniAss 10:30 pm 01 Jun 09

[i]Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??[/i]

It’s good for the stats. Too many drunks on the road on Friday/Saturday night. But seriously, there was an RBT on Athllon a few weeks ago at lunchtime. I saw around 6 cars abandoned on the side so I guess it is a good thing they test at all hours

Anna Key 10:24 pm 01 Jun 09

she was charged with …. not stop vehicle when requested by police and resist Commonwealth Public Official

So the police not only have an RBT, they have a Commonwealth Public Official handy. I didn’t realise it was an offence to resist them. I anticipate many arrests at the next Centrelink christmas party

ant 9:46 pm 01 Jun 09

She might be charged with driving too slowly! I’ve read comments on RA a few times to the effect that people feel that driving X kms below the limit is an offence.

Plainly this isn’t so, as anyone trying to come from Qbn to Canberra on the airport route will attest, as they sit behind excavators/tractors/large overloaded trucks doing 40 kms/hr. Causes traffic jams right back to the Red Rooter.

Spideydog 9:43 pm 01 Jun 09

Have you seen the ads about “sleep the night, doesn’t mean your alright” People still get caught drink driving the “next day”

Felix the Cat 8:52 pm 01 Jun 09

Jivrashia said :

Why were police conducting RBT at 10:40am on a Friday morning??

I would’ve thought pub closing time, on weekend nights, would have been better to net a bigger school of drunken fish (especially those who’ve been drinking like fish)?

The cops had a RBT setup at the roundabout on Lanyon Dr near Jerrabomberra at an even earlier time this morning.

I agree that they would probably catch more drunks on a Friday or Saturday night but I guess it’s about being random so people just never know when and where they will be breath tested.

G-Fresh 4:21 pm 01 Jun 09

PBO said :

Hmmm, a NOS equipped Barina?

Bahaha where is that git?

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