- ACT Policing this morning (Friday, May 8) arrested four motorists for drink-driving offences in the city area, with two of the offenders being P-plate drivers with passengers in their cars.
Patrolling the city between the hours of 1.30am and 5am, police apprehended three drink-drivers on London Circuit and another on Parkes Way.
The two P-plate drivers recorded blood alcohol readings of 0.124 and 0.197 respectively. The former reading is six times the permitted blood alcohol content (of 0.02 for a provisional driver) while the latter is almost 10 times that permitted.
Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit, from ACTP Traffic Operations, said that cavalier attitude of these drivers toward the drink-driving laws was appalling and these offenders showed a complete disregard not just for their own safety, but also those of their passengers or other road users.
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“It seems that in the early hours of the morning, motorists view their chances of being caught drink-driving as a calculated risk,” a/Supt Neit said.
“What they need to know is that this is when police are even more vigilant because this is a very high risk period . Police will continue with breath-testing operations right through the coming winter period and we’re putting drivers on notice that they can expect to see us at any time of the day or night.”
- ACT Policing has released a facefit of a suspect involved in the robbery of an 18-year-old male on Yamba Drive, Mawson around 10.25pm on Monday (April 27).
The victim received facial injuries after a silver, four-wheel-drive stopped on Yamba Drive and two males exited the vehicle, assaulting the victim with a steel pole. The offenders proceeded to steal the victim’s mobile phone and wallet before leaving the scene in the vehicle.
About 11.57pm police sighted a silver four-wheel-drive on Drakeford Drive, Kambah and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle sped away from police initiating a pursuit.
Police would urge anyone who may know the identity of the male pictured or who may have witnessed these crimes to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
- ACT Policing is investigating an incident which occurred on Saturday (May 2) on Ginninderra Drive between Melba and Lyneham.
A green Ford Falcon and a black Nissan Patrol have collided whilst travelling towards the city on Ginninderra Drive around 8.50pm. The Nissan has pulled in behind the Falcon and appears to have intentionally collided with the vehicle again.
Both vehicles continued until they stopped by the side of the road near Lyneham, where an altercation has taken place, resulting in the driver of the Nissan threatening the Ford driver with a metal bar.
Police are seeking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the altercation on Ginninderra Drive around 8.55pm, to contact Crime Stoppers. In particular police are seeking the driver of a silver vehicle who witnessed the initial collision to contact police.