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