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Police Wrap – 11 October

By johnboy - 12 October 2009 7

1. Lancer Racing!

ACT Policing is seeking to identify the driver of a red Mitsubishi Lancer involved in a dangerous street racing incident on Parkes Way, in Acton, yesterday afternoon (October 11).

Police were patrolling in an unmarked vehicle westbound on Parkes Way around 4.50pm yesterday when they were overtaken by two Lancers, one red and the other yellow.

Police activated their warning devices to signal the vehicles to stop but both cars accelerated away, weaving between other traffic at speeds estimated around 140km/h and continuing onto William Hovell Drive, where the red Lancer has veered off and lost control on the entry to the sliproad for the Gungahlin Drive extension (GDE).

The yellow Lancer was later located and stopped by police on Coulter Drive, Belconnen. The vehicle was seized under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, while the 28-year-old driver is to be summonsed for several serious traffic offences, including fail to stop and driving in a manner dangerous.

Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen a red Lancer driving erratically in the Civic/Acton areas around the time of the offence and can help identify the vehicle or the driver. Anyone who has information which could assist police in their enquiries is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

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7 Responses to
Police Wrap – 11 October
EvolutionX 7:53 pm 31 Oct 09

Cool, I wish I was there to watch~

Ceej1973 1:14 pm 15 Oct 09

Interesting. If its a canary yellow Lancer with big boot spoiler, then the law has finally caught up with this moron. Sounds to me (given the location) its highly likely that its the same W*#ker I dobbed in on the 10th, a day before his car was impounded. At 10.30pm along GDE near Black Mtn, this car was pulled over by the Police, I could only assume for speeding, given his subsequent driving actions. At 10.40pm along Drakeford Drive past Lake Tuggeranong, the same vehicle passed us doing in excess of 110-120km/hr in the 80kmh zone. Given my disgust in this guys complete disregard for the law (considering he was just 10 minutes earlier pulled over by the Police), I felt it was my duty to report his driving behaivour to the Police. I was told that they (Police) were going to make a house call, but I say they probably didnt given that (if its the same car)he was out on the road the very next day up to the same antics.

dvaey 2:45 am 13 Oct 09

Mr Evil said :

Was that’s two idiots off the road for a while – at least I hope so.

Didnt you see, the red one ‘lost control’ and managed to evade police.. sounds to me like he was perfectly in control.

Mr Evil 9:29 pm 12 Oct 09

Was that’s two idiots off the road for a while – at least I hope so.

bd84 9:06 pm 12 Oct 09

what, an unmarked car in almost peak hour traffic??! Wonders will never cease..

georgesgenitals 8:55 pm 12 Oct 09

Moral of the story – hit the gas and you’ll probably get away scott free.

caf 6:05 pm 12 Oct 09

Obviously they were conducting a science experiment, attempting to disprove the hypothesis that red cars go faster.

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