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Pursuit in the Inner North

By johnboy - 16 June 2013 8

ACT Policing has arrested a 25-year-old man, after he fled from police last night (Saturday, June 15).

Around 7.45pm police were conducting routine patrols in Lyneham when they attempted to intercept a vehicle acting in a suspicious manner.

Police activated their emergency lights and sirens indicating for the driver to stop, however the driver continued without stopping.

Police pursued the vehicle through the suburbs of Lyneham, Watson, Ainslie and Dickson before the deployment of ‘stop sticks’ saw the vehicle come to a stop at the University of Canberra in Bruce.

The driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, however police found the man a short time later after a foot pursuit.

The pursuit lasted 12 minutes and reached a top speed of 125km/h.

The man was conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with numerous traffic-related offences including driving while disqualified.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday, June 17).

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Pursuit in the Inner North
fernandof 3:39 pm 17 Jun 13

c_c™ said :

There should be a minimum mandatory penalty for driving disqualified. And if a disqualified driver tried fleeing, whatever car that minimum should include their car being cubed.

No, there really shouldn’t. Mandatory penalty is basically making the judicial system irrelevant. After all, why do we need judges who can apply, well, judgment, if all they do is to stamp the penalty already described in the legislation?

No, there really shouldn’t be any mandatory penalty. What there should be is judges that demonstrate some common sense, but I know that’s asking a lot.

bundah 3:08 pm 17 Jun 13

Oh look he’s actually in a bit of trouble because the Chief Magistrate said that his “horrendous driving” was a repetition of previous offences so he will,surprisingly,get a little time off from casual roofing 🙂

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/no-bail-for-man-accused-of-highspeed-police-chase-20130617-2odoz.html

bundah 9:30 pm 16 Jun 13

HGp said :

What’s the bet he’ll be disqualified from driving as a deterrent to driving whilst disqualified?

That is a lay-down misere,he’ll be disqualified for a further period and depending on his previous record he might even get a suspended sentence!

HGp 8:55 pm 16 Jun 13

What’s the bet he’ll be disqualified from driving as a deterrent to driving whilst disqualified?

Brianna 7:41 pm 16 Jun 13

I’m tired of the courts giving slack sentences. bundah is right. There will be a slap on the wrist and off you go……..

c_c™ 3:46 pm 16 Jun 13

There should be a minimum mandatory penalty for driving disqualified. And if a disqualified driver tried fleeing, whatever car that minimum should include their car being cubed.

Canberroid 2:39 pm 16 Jun 13

“The driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, however police found the man a short time later after a foot pursuit.

The pursuit lasted 12 minutes and reached a top speed of 125km/h.”

Wow, those cops are really picking up their game.

bundah 10:34 am 16 Jun 13

Driving while disqualified? oops there’s the plod,i know, i’ll be really really clever and outrun ’em.Damn they caught me so now i’ll face the magistrate and he’ll say ‘You’ve been a very naughty boy here’s a get out of jail free card,now don’t do it again son or i’ll have to give you another one’.

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