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Police Wrap – 18 November 2010

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1. Rush Hour busted?

A 43 year-old Fraser man was among a number of drink drivers caught between 8 and 15 November, recording the highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) reading for a 0.02 limit of 0.204 – ten times over the limit.

ACT Policing conducted more than 600 breath tests over the period in which 49 returned positive results, with one driver having five previous convictions for drink driving and another, apprehended for the offence for the third time, recording 0.269, the highest reading for the week.

The 43-year-old man was also arrested for being unlicensed, driving an unregistered vehicle and having no third party insurance.

The initial two weeks of the anti-drink driving campaign has resulted in 98 drivers being apprehended. This compares poorly with previous months (the month of September resulting in 98 positive tests and October 113).

Superintendent Mark Colbran, of Traffic Operations, said he was disappointed with the results seen in November so far which also included other dangerous driving behaviours.

“Just because drink driving is the area of focus during November and December it does not mean that police will not be targeting other dangerous driving behaviours, including unregistered cars and unlicensed driving using our RAPID number plate recognition system,” he said.

A 19-year-old male provisional licence holder from Tuggeranong was caught driving his turbocharged Commodore sedan at 153km/h down Hindmarsh Drive at the weekend, in an 80km/h sign-posted speed limit. The driver was fined $1,800 and lost six demerit points off his licence.

And approximately 50 cars were suspected to have been involved in illegal street/drag racing on Tidbinbilla Road last Thursday night (November 11). Nine cars were defected, with one vehicle towed away due to being unregistered and having no third party insurance. Another car was found to be fitted with stolen rims and tyres, which were seized by police.

“We also call on the community to behave responsibly on our roads and endorse the fact that road safety is not just the job of police, it is everyone’s responsibility. Leading up to Christmas, this is a timely reminder that if you do the wrong thing on the road, we are out in force to catch you, regardless of who you are, for your sake and that of the community,” Supt Colbran added.

2. All the cool kids are doing it now:

Truck v house

Less than 24 hours after a car crashed through the wall of an Isabella Plains house, ACT Policing responded to a second incident in which a truck collided with a home in Spence.

About 1pm yesterday (Wednesday November 17) an 8-tonne Isuzu tip truck has rolled down Bennet Street, Spence, into the front of a home, causing only minor damage to the brick work.

No one was inside the home nor was anyone injured in the incident. The cost of the damage to the house is unknown at this stage.

ACT Fire Brigade officers attended the scene to assess the structural damage to the house.

The driver of the truck is currently assisting police with their investigation however at this stage it appears the park brake may not have been applied to the full extent.

truck v house

3. Another fatality:

Police are seeking witnesses to a collision which occurred on Saturday morning (November 13) in Evatt.

About 11am a 73-year-old male was driving along Copland Drive in Evatt when his car, a silver Hyundai Elantra, veered off the road hitting a tree. The male sustained injuries that were not considered life threatening at the time and he was transported to The Canberra Hospital. Unfortunately the man died three days later (November 16).

Police are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet contacted police and may have witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to the collision to contact ACT Policing on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The ACT Policing Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team (CIRT) is investigating the collision. At this stage the death will not be added to this year’s road toll which stands at 18.

4. Born to lose:

ACT Policing has apprehended the same unlicensed driver for drink-driving twice within a six-hour period today (Thursday, November 18).

Around 7.40am today, Police Operations received notification that a heavily intoxicated man had arrived at the Ainslie shops in a blue Subaru. A Traffic Operations member attended the location a short time later and took a 31-year-old man from Evatt into custody. Upon further testing, the alleged offender returned a high-range Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.234.

The man was released into the custody of his mother this morning but shortly after leaving as a passenger in his mother’s car, fled with the keys to his car in his possession.

Police maintained observation of the Subaru at the Ainslie shops until called away to another task. However, they were then alerted by a member of the public that the vehicle had left the Ainslie shops.

A number of police patrols were despatched to the area, and the Subaru was seen speeding up the Barton Highway. Around 1.20pm, the car was located on Jeanne Young Circuit, in McKellar, with the 31-year-old driver a short distance away.

The alleged offender was then arrested and conveyed to City Police Station, where he subsequently recorded a BAC of 0.194. He is currently being held in the ACT Watch House. He is expected to be charged with two counts of high-range drink driving, two counts of being an unlicensed driver and one of providing false details to police.


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colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:31 am 06 Dec 10

Saw another star Rush hour member driving down the parkway yesterday, nothing impresses me more than a guy in a clapped out commodore drinking jim beam and coke from a can.

Classy, what a great representative of this group.

Tooks Tooks 9:41 am 02 Dec 10

Special G said :

RH2001 – If you are so stand up with your events then post the times and locations up here on Riot and invite the AFP/RTA along.

All you have done on here is indicate your groups intent to continue to commit offences regardless of Police action. If you know your legislation this simply equates to grounds for arrest.

Playing cat and mouse with the police is all part of the fun I suspect.

Special G Special G 7:55 am 02 Dec 10

RH2001 – If you are so stand up with your events then post the times and locations up here on Riot and invite the AFP/RTA along.

All you have done on here is indicate your groups intent to continue to commit offences regardless of Police action. If you know your legislation this simply equates to grounds for arrest.

erv erv 10:30 pm 01 Dec 10

That’s right I forgot about that, my bad. Isn’t daddy in the AFP too? Ohhh my apologies, please keep breaking the law and everyone will see you as the heroes you truly are 🙂

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:57 am 01 Dec 10

erv said :

Its quite amusing to see these pro rush hour bogans trying to argue their case. Sorry but all you are doing is digging your grave deeper.
Once an idiot that partakes in illegal stupid activities, always an idiot that partakes in illegal stupid activities. Laws are in place for reason. What makes you think you are so special that you believe you have a right to break them?

Steady on mate, remember ‘Yeah we break the law but we do our best to maintain a common respect with the AFP’.

Everytime I read that it cracks me up.

erv erv 10:09 am 01 Dec 10

Its quite amusing to see these pro rush hour bogans trying to argue their case. Sorry but all you are doing is digging your grave deeper.
Once an idiot that partakes in illegal stupid activities, always an idiot that partakes in illegal stupid activities. Laws are in place for reason. What makes you think you are so special that you believe you have a right to break them?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:42 am 01 Dec 10

keepitup said :

RH_2001 . . . You don’t drive a yellow Lancer by any chance?

🙂 you might be on to something.

since finding out about the rush hour folks I have noticed the number of people with their little sticker on the rear window driving dangerously.

Now, I am not saying that all dangerous drivers are members of rush hour, but from my observations, all members of rush hour are dangerous drivers.

keepitup keepitup 10:21 pm 30 Nov 10

RH_2001 . . . You don’t drive a yellow Lancer by any chance?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 12:03 pm 29 Nov 10

Miss.B said :

Bureaucrat: So mister DH, can you please explain precisely what it is that your group is after?
DH: We want somewhere to do burnouts and generally drive like nobs – I went through 7 sets of tires in one day man, seven sets! *holds out hand waiting for high five*
Bureaucrat: Right, I see. What plans do you have for noise abatement?
DH: Please explain.
Bureaucrat: What do you plan to do to keep the noise down so people don’t complain?
DH: WHAT? WHO COMPLAINED? BLOODY WINE DRINKING POOFTAS!!! I’LL INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF MULLY AND KILL THEM ALL!!! SCREW YOU

“DH2001”?
I believe it is “RH”.

But no, really. Great proof reading.

DH stands for d*ck head…

Vix Vix 12:52 am 29 Nov 10

dvaey said :

So, these people have enough money to pour thousands into their cars, thousands into their tyres, thousands into charity cruises, but amongst all your members you cant find a block of land near Captains Flat, Bungendore, Murrumbateman, etc? If you have problems with neighbours complaining about the noise, then maybe look at getting a block larger than 1acre.

Why send them over the boarder to us??? We don’t want them anymore than you do!

Miss.B Miss.B 4:31 pm 25 Nov 10

Bureaucrat: So mister DH, can you please explain precisely what it is that your group is after?
DH: We want somewhere to do burnouts and generally drive like nobs – I went through 7 sets of tires in one day man, seven sets! *holds out hand waiting for high five*
Bureaucrat: Right, I see. What plans do you have for noise abatement?
DH: Please explain.
Bureaucrat: What do you plan to do to keep the noise down so people don’t complain?
DH: WHAT? WHO COMPLAINED? BLOODY WINE DRINKING POOFTAS!!! I’LL INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF MULLY AND KILL THEM ALL!!! SCREW YOU

“DH2001”?
I believe it is “RH”.

But no, really. Great proof reading.

westyonline westyonline 10:11 pm 23 Nov 10

I think that the ACT government should donate a Car crushing machine to Jack Martin Scapmetals. WHY do we keep letting these fuckwits back on our roads,leopards dont change their spots!

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:41 pm 23 Nov 10

DH2001,

I was thinking about you last night while enjoying a rather cheeky, well priced chardonnay and a lovely piece of venison in a juniper berry sauce and I have to confess I have some genuine concerns regarding your anger management issues.

It seems that the moment you take offence to any comments on this website you get all riled up; questioning peoples sexuality; getting hyper aggressive (#56 is a case in point). What worries me is that if you get this enraged on an internet forum, you must be a real danger on the roads – I can’t imagine how you would react if another driver cut you off.

I also wonder how someone with your anger management issues could possibly represent your troupe to senior bureaucrats or, heaven forbid, the Minister. I can just see it now:

Bureaucrat: So mister DH, can you please explain precisely what it is that your group is after?
DH: We want somewhere to do burnouts and generally drive like nobs – I went through 7 sets of tires in one day man, seven sets! *holds out hand waiting for high five*
Bureaucrat: Right, I see. What plans do you have for noise abatement?
DH: Please explain.
Bureaucrat: What do you plan to do to keep the noise down so people don’t complain?
DH: WHAT? WHO COMPLAINED? BLOODY WINE DRINKING POOFTAS!!! I’LL INVOKE THE SPIRIT OF MULLY AND KILL THEM ALL!!! SCREW YOU.

But, good luck with that.

triffid triffid 11:13 am 22 Nov 10

“I was at wakefield last week for Burnout Warriors and let me tell you that 1 set of tyres is not enough … i went through 7 sets of rears …. and wakefield will not let you peform burnouts there unless it is this day of the year …… and yes 6k midweek …. but you do realise that some of us actually work to pay for our cars and aren’t “bludging public servants who sit on here all day” …… there fore making it hard to go there !”

Yeah, but, RH . . . you, as an individual, can go to Wakefield almost any day it isn’t privately booked for about $100-00 (their Speed off the Street days). No, you’re not allowed to play ‘drift king’ or do tooootally sik wicked burnouts ‘cos it knackers the track surface (and, believe me, experience shows that heaps of folk — iresepctive what they think — simply lask, er, experience, or skill). And I know it can’t be much fun getting hammered in lap times by the old stagers, but . . .

OR, a hillclimb. $80-00 entry and maybe $200-00 a year for club membership and the appropriate licence. What’s a set of tyres worth?

Mate, the point is, that until you can appear to be good community citizens across the board and be doing something that contributes to the world, then you’re buggered. It’s not a matter of just trying hard. You gotta be trying hard in the right direction. That’s why the club I was captain of back in the 80s had a motto of ‘Drivers Helping Drivers’ and had driver skills development and attitude as its ‘thing’. The authorities even used to ‘direct’ people our club’s way to help improve their skills. In fact, I’ll bet you London to a brick that your meeting with the AFP doesn’t so much win you any concession, rather that it will be reinforced to you the position with respect to illegal behaviour.

I don’t want to get in an argument either (despite this — the role of clubs in driver eduction — being an area that I am passionate in), but I had long suspected that groups such as yours where the resort of the clown with the flash wheels that deduct from road holding (due to their high mass), the doof doof stereo, the idiotic driving position, the dangerously lowered re-engineering of the supension (matches the dangerously lowered driving position), the cannon exhaust and the cap on backwards. None of whom can — by my standards of skill derived from an adult life of competition — drive a greasy stick, er, drive out of sight on a dark night with their lights off. Yet who all — to a person — think they can.

You haven’t said one thing, RH, not one, that could now convince me otherwise. If I was heavily involved in the car club scene at the moment and working on things like driver training initiatives, or the establishment / development of a driver education / club motorsport complex for the ACT, I’d consider you and your mob a complete and utter liability.

Even so . . . IF you would like some advice on how to remedy that, I’m prepared to give you some time. Just say the word and we’ll figure out a way to facilitate that.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:56 am 22 Nov 10

RH_2001 said :

Pork Hunt said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

hello? Hellooo? I guess you don’t like quiche….

How can you argue with someone who calls you an idoit? They’re just trying to drag you down to their level

Its a bit hard to drag someone down who begun this story at that level mate!!

Um, I think he was talking to me in relation to your bundy swilling friend who called me an idoit. You see it’s funny because she meant to call me an idiot but can’t spell it – do you see the humour there.

I must say I am stunned that you are the spokesperson of this group of tools. No wonder you don’t get anywhere with the government. Your first recourse to any perceived slight against your clan of clowns is ‘you drink wine, you must be some sort of poofta.’ Wow – you really know how to make your group of dropkicks and misfits look good.

Nor is it a good look to have your bundy swilling friend to be telling people ‘yeah what we do is illegal but so what’.

So, you went through seven sets of tires in a day and you wear it as a badge of honour? Nothing to be proud of there, I think you should go sit in the corner and think about what you have done.

dvaey dvaey 10:12 am 21 Nov 10

So, these people have enough money to pour thousands into their cars, thousands into their tyres, thousands into charity cruises, but amongst all your members you cant find a block of land near Captains Flat, Bungendore, Murrumbateman, etc? If you have problems with neighbours complaining about the noise, then maybe look at getting a block larger than 1acre.

Wakefield raceway comes to mind too, although I can understand the reasons why you wouldnt choose this option, as the costs of insurance for these activities would be astronomical, if you could even get insurance. You’d also find that as soon as someone came in unlicenced, unregistered, etc. youd probably not be covered by insurance. The problem is, these people want to race and do burnouts and stuff, but they cant be bothered to drive more than 5min from home to do it, or bother to go get racing licences and go to venues that allow these activities.

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 5:06 am 21 Nov 10

RH_2001 said :

For one, the person with the stolen wheels was actually stupid enough to have stolen them off one of our guys cars and thought he wouldnt be recognized turning up for the first time with them on …. and the unregistered car had a permit on it which the AFP wouldnt budge on because it ran out while he was waiting in line to get checked ….. this is why i am having a meeting with the AFP media liason officer to see what we can do to co-opperate with them on our nights such as these ……

I have serious issues (and confusion) with this part of the post

1. So the person who stole wheels off ‘one of your guys’ turned up to your ‘event’ which you have said later you’ve got to be a member or keep your ear to the ground. As you point out yourself, not the smartest thing to do, but if he thought he could get away with it then perhaps he was judging the intelligence level of the group.

2. This is my key confusion, “it ran out while he was waiting in line to get checked”
Checked by whom? the Roads/Traffic Guys? your permit has a specific time that it runs out? like 1330? and at 1330 he was in the line, but then it ran out so you couldn’t get it checked? If your guy was already in the line to get checked I would have thought that when you got to the front of said queue, you would get checked and have all the things that RTA do.

If you were being checked by the AFP that night when the permit ran out, was it at midnight? “Hey AFP can you check mine first because in 5 minutes, my permit runs out when the clock ticks over to a Tuesday…..”

But as another poster said – you get a notice, you head to the appropriate authority and get the fixes fixed. You’re then right to head off and be an environmentally destructive idiot.

Instead of burning 7 sets of tyres, how about you don’t, and donate the money to a worthwhile charity? Cycling group perhaps? hahahaha

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 1:33 pm 20 Nov 10

I wish I could remove “growling ferret said”. why does preview not work on page 2 and subsequent pages of RA posts?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 1:30 pm 20 Nov 10

RH_2001 said :

Growling Ferret said :

I was at wakefield last week for Burnout Warriors and let me tell you that 1 set of tyres is not enough … i went through 7 sets of rears …. and wakefield will not let you peform burnouts there unless it is this day of the year …… and yes 6k midweek …. but you do realise that some of us actually work to pay for our cars and aren’t “bludging public servants who sit on here all day” …… there fore making it hard to go there !

You really are a bigger tool than I first gave you credit for, my apologies.

Seven sets of rears? Why didn’t you just pile them up and set fire to the c*nts??
Better still, cut out the middleman and just burn your wallet.
Did burnout number one not make your little dick hard enough so you had to do 6 more?

RH_2001 RH_2001 6:21 am 20 Nov 10

Growling Ferret said :

We have rang wakefield and the costs involved to keep going there are too much for some of our members

So actually, you have no interest in following the law, but would prefer to chuck burnouts illegally.

But yet you raise money for charity?

Wakefield costs what, about 6k per day midweek – times your 70 cars, its less than a hundred a day. Plus a set of tyres each. Small price for a full days entertainment really…

I was at wakefield last week for Burnout Warriors and let me tell you that 1 set of tyres is not enough … i went through 7 sets of rears …. and wakefield will not let you peform burnouts there unless it is this day of the year …… and yes 6k midweek …. but you do realise that some of us actually work to pay for our cars and aren’t “bludging public servants who sit on here all day” …… there fore making it hard to go there !

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