- ACT Policing arrested a 41-year-old man last night (23 September) after the sexual assault of a 24-year-old female in Dickson in the early hours of Sunday morning (20 September).
Officers from the Territory Investigations Group and Specialist Response and Security executed a search warrant at a residential address in Harrison about 9.10pm after obtaining forensic evidence from a knife located at the scene of the incident.
A number of items were seized from the residence and the Harrison man was arrested and conveyed to the Regional Watch House. He is expected to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court later today charged with Sexual Assault, Act of Indecency Without Consent and Aggravated Robbery.
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- Police will summons a 42-year-old woman to court after she was detected driving with a blood alcohol level of .200 whilst collecting her young daughter from a sporting activity in Holder late yesterday afternoon (September 22).
Police subjected the woman to a roadside screening test at the Holder Shops about 6.10pm after receiving reports from concerned local residents.
In a separate incident, a 61-year-old man was arrested yesterday (September 22) for driving with a blood alcohol level ten times over the legal limit.
The driver was pulled over by police on The Valley Way in Gungahlin about 1.15pm yesterday after General Duties officers from Gungahlin Police Station observed him driving his vehicle in an erratic manner.
The Palmerston man recorded a blood alcohol reading of .202, with police also establishing he is currently a disqualified driver. He has been charged with driving in excess of the prescribed concentration of alcohol and driving whilst disqualified and was bailed to appear in court on 9 October.
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Sergeant Erin Pobar says she was shocked to hear about these two incidents.
“These drivers are of a mature driving age and should be setting an example for their children. They are potentially putting the lives of their own children at great risk and they should be utterly ashamed of themselves,” Sgt Pobar said.
“They are also driving their vehicles on ACT roads during peak traffic times and I shudder to think what could have happened if police had not detected these drivers when they did,” she said.
“Anyone who observes people driving in an erratic manner or knows someone who drives whilst under the influence of alcohol should contact police as soon as possible, and provide as much detail as they can. As evidenced today we do respond to these reports and it does get drink drivers off the roads.