- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in which a car has collided with a house in Chifley today (February 1).
Around 7.20am, a green Holden Commodore sedan collided with a residence causing significant damage to an exterior wall. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene shortly afterwards. None of the residents were injured in the collision.
The driver is described as being male, of Islander appearance, approximately 6′ (183cm) tall, with a shaven head and wearing a grey t-shirt with black and white stripes and grey tracksuit pants.
2. Acting Superintendent Peter Davis astonished the public is following the example of the Chief Justice and the Minister for Corrections, on a matter the Chief Minister is advocating taking out of the courts:
- ACT Policing has detected 137 drivers found to have an excessive blood-alcohol reading in January 2009.
The highest result over of the month was returned by a 19-year-old male on Furneaux Street. His reading was more than 10 times the legal limit of his provisional license at 0.217.
ACT Policing’s Traffic Operations Acting Superintendent Peter Davis said he is astonished motorists continue to drink drive despite the targeted police operations and the regular media warnings.
“While the number caught is down from December when 190 drink drivers were detected, the number in January is still too high. Our statistics on fatal accidents show that every drink driver we take off the road potentially saves a life in Canberra,” A/Supt Davis said.
ACT Policing is urging Canberrans to heed its message on the dangers of drink driving to assist the Territory to ensure a low road toll in 2009. In January the ACT was the only state or territory to be fatality free.
“This highlights that our goal of nine or less in 09 is achievable if we all continue to work together. Don’t become complacent because a fatal accident can happen at any time, police are doing their part, the community now has to decide that drink-driving is a completely unacceptable practice,” A/Supt Davis said.
“All Canberrans should make it clear to family and friends that there is no excuse for drinking and driving and people are dying because of it.”
Police will continue to conduct breath testing in all areas of Canberra throughout 2009.
- ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a suspicious fire at the Griffith Shops about 10.45pm yesterday (February 3).
The fire at the front of the Shoprite Supermarket caused minor damage to the store, estimated at $2,000.
The area was cordoned off by police and a crime scene established. AFP Forensic Services attended the scene this morning, and police inquiries are continuing (February 4).
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.