ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident where three vehicles were set alight which were parked outside a residence in Holt early this morning (Tuesday June 8).
About 1:28am, police were called to the incident in Spofforth Street. ACT Fire Brigade attended a short time later and extinguished the fires.
The damage to the vehicles is estimated to be worth approximately $10,000.
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Police are keen to speak with any witnesses who may have seen any suspicious persons or behaviour which may have led to these arson incidents.
The public are reminded that if they have information which may prove useful to the investigation they can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information may be provided anonymously.
A 35-year-old Wanniassa man who had been disqualified from driving and who was found driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.09 on Friday afternoon was among the 16 drivers apprehended by ACT Policing last week for drink-driving offences.
Police will allege that when the Wanniassa man was stopped and breath-tested on Wheeler Crescent around 3.20pm on Friday afternoon (June 4), his explanation was that he was driving “to pick up the kids”.
He has five previous convictions for drink-driving and his driver’s licence had been revoked until July this year for a previous offence. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court on June 11 on charges of drink-driving, and driving whilst disqualified.
In the week between May 31 and June 7, police apprehended 16 drink-drivers in the ACT, including 11 over the weekend. Four of the 11 were drivers subject to special conditions (such as provisional or probationary) which restricted them to a BAC of 0.02.
The highest reading recorded over the week-long period was that of a 64-year-old Lyons woman, who was breath-tested by police after a collision on the Yarra Glen roundabout on Sunday afternoon (June 6).
Police will allege the woman, who has two previous drink-driving convictions, had been northbound on Yamba Drive around 4pm when her Nissan Pulsar ran into the rear of another vehicle at the roundabout, causing that vehicle to then hit a motorcyclist. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries from the collision however, the 64-year-old woman later recorded a high range BAC of 0.248, or almost five times her permitted level of 0.05.
She will be summonsed to court on a date to be fixed.