A 14-year-old female drink-driver apprehended by police in Kambah early on Saturday morning had been out to practise her driving “while the roads were quiet”.
About 1.15am police were conducting a mobile patrol on Bacchus Circuit Kambah when they observed a green-coloured Mazda utility with four young persons on board. Police stopped the vehicle and performed a roadside screening test on the 14-year-old female driver.
The young person returned a positive result to the screening test and was conveyed to Tuggeranong Police Station where she returned a reading of 0.115 grams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.
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As the driver does not hold a licence she is subject to a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.02 which makes her reading nearly six times her legal limit. All the young people in the vehicle appeared to be affected by alcohol and told police they had been drinking at the Kambah oval.
The female driver, from Weston Creek, was detained at Tuggeranong Police Station until she could be released into the custody of her mother. She has been summonsed to appear in the ACT Children’s Court at a later date.
An 18-year-old Belconnen woman alleged to be connected with the death of André Le Dinh was arrested today by ACT Policing Criminal Investigations (CI) detectives (Monday, October 25).
The body of Mr Le Dinh was located within his fourth floor apartment on College Street, Belconnen, on Thursday, May 20. The post-mortem revealed he died from severe head injuries.
Late this afternoon, the 18-year-old woman was taken into custody at a Belconnen apartment and conveyed to the Winchester Police Centre.
She was questioned for two hours before being conveyed to the ACT Watch House where she was charged with conspiracy to commit a robbery, aiding and abetting a robbery, and trafficking in a prohibited substance. She will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.
Further charges against the 18-year-old and others are being considered as detectives continue their investigations. Police also are continuing to seek assistance from members of the public in this matter by urging them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.