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Police Wrap – 13 November 2010

By johnboy - 13 November 2010 23

1. Glassing comes to Canberra:

ACT Policing are investigating an alleged ‘glassing’ incident in the city on Saturday morning, November 13 which left a 38-year-old man with lacerations to his face.

Around 1.45am this morning, police were conducting a foot patrol in the city when they saw a large disturbance in a night club involving up to 10 people.

Prior to police arriving it is believed that a 19 year-old woman assaulted the victim by hitting him in the face with a glass. The victim was treated at the scene by ACT ambulance for small lacerations under his eye.

While police were speaking to the injured man at the front of the night club, several glasses were thrown towards police narrowly missing them. ACT Policing has targeted anti-social behaviour as a priority this year and remind people that alcohol related violence will not be tolerated.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and would urge anyone who may have any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online to

2. Speeding OK for next two months?

Despite the warning to motorists that police would be targeting drink driving in November and December, an 18-year-old provisional licence driver was caught today (Saturday 13 November) eight times over the limit.

About 3.40am today, police conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on Parks Way in Acton.

The female driver was subjected to a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. She was conveyed to City Police Station where she returned a breathalyser reading of 0.160 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. As the driver holds a provisional licence she is subject to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02.

She has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

This is the second provisional licence holder that has been caught eight times over the limit in the last two days.

ACT Policing will continue to target all traffic offences for the months of November and December with a particular focus on drink driving. In the lead up to Christmas and the New Year, ACT Policing will be conducting random and targeted breath testing in all areas of Canberra.

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CityDweller 6:50 pm 15 Nov 10

gospeedygo said :

Hmmm, I wonder which nightclub it was?

I know which venue this happened at… but all police and media reports only mention ‘a nightclub’ in the ‘city’.
Not sure why the location is being kept quiet?? Seems bizzare to me.

LikeWhoa 9:50 am 15 Nov 10

Glassing has been around for ages. Prominently featured in Trainspotting, when Robert Carlysle’s character ‘Begbie’ glassed a couple of people. There was also a website “people who need to be glassed” which was quite popular…

MJay 2:56 am 15 Nov 10

Swaggie said :

why the hell do they have to put their lives on the line to do their job?

Because if they didn’t they wouldn’t be in a job for long.

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