- ACT Policing has apprehended a learner driver after he was caught with a blood alcohol content (BAC) allegedly ten times over the legal limit in Latham today (July 31).
Around 4am police were conducting a traffic stop on Ginninderra Drive when they pulled over a Nissan Navara utility carrying two male youths.
The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old male, produced a current ACT learner driver’s license. He was accompanied by a 17-year-old male who holds a current ACT provisional driver’s license.
The 16-year-old driver was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where he allegedly recorded a BAC of 0.201; ten times over the legal limit for a learner driver.
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Given the alleged offender’s age and level of intoxication, he was transferred into the custody of a parent. He will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.
This incident comes after ACT Policing has released its graphic display Real Decisions, Real Consequence highlighting the results of speeding, drink-driving and reckless behaviour to new drivers.
Sergeant Erin Pobar from ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations said this behaviour is disgraceful.
“This incident shows that young people in our community are not taking seriously the consequences of drink driving. Our campaign currently touring ACT Colleges clearly demonstrates that drink driving can easily lead to death, imprisonment or serious injury,” Sgt Pobar said.
“If you drink and drive, you will be caught.”
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault which occurred at the Mooseheads Pub and Nightclub in Civic today (July 31).
Around 1am police found a 23-year-old Jerrabomberra man in Verity Lane, Civic receiving first aid treatment from the venue’s security staff.
It was established the man had been upstairs, inside the nightclub, when he was struck to the left side of his head with a broken glass.
ACT Ambulance attended the scene and conveyed the man to Calvary Hospital for further treatment. He had sustained three lacerations in the area of his ear, all requiring stitches. He was later released from hospital.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the assault or suspicious persons in the nightclub this morning to contact Crime Stoppers.
If you can help police, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website.