Ramming speed in a Blue Ford Falcon

johnboy 24 January 2012 25

A 31-year-old Watson man was arrested overnight for traffic and drug offences.

Between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night (Monday, January 23), ACT Policing Operations received several calls from members of the public reporting a blue Ford Falcon station wagon ramming into other motorists.

This included reports of the Ford Falcon tailgating at least four separate vehicles with its high beams on, and ramming into these vehicles when they stopped at traffic lights.

Around 11.45pm, a City patrol located the Ford Falcon driving on Cotter Road. A search of the man and his vehicle resulted in police seizing approximately 500 grams of cannabis, 21 pills suspected to be MDMA and around 7.2 grams of white powder, suspected to be heroin.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House, where he was charged with two counts of furious, reckless or dangerous driving and three counts of trafficking a controlled substance.

He will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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KB1971 KB1971 7:34 am 26 Jan 12

Take_2 said :

My daughter was in one of the cars he rammed. Scared the daylights out of her and her friends. As for

“Presumably a *Public* school teacher?” – not an ACT one. I just looked Matthew Ivor Martin up in the directory and he’s not there. Sorry HenryBG – take your prejudices elsewhere.

“Another one for Andrew Barr to worry about. Or did he give away the education portfolio?” Chris Bourke is the current minister for Education in the Legislative Assembly.

Oh the humanity….bringing facts to an over inflated RA presumption argument, how dare you!!!! :p

Alderney Alderney 6:58 am 26 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

goggles13 said :

assuming this person does not have insurance, who will pay for the damage to the other cars?

Well, he has a job, so the insurance companies involved will pursue him for it.

Assuming they themselves have the right insurance. Many people don’t.

I was once (only once thankfully) crashed into by a young lass who wasn’t insured. My insurance picked up the tab and then went after her. Third party property should be compulsory IMO. Wouldn’t have helped this bloke though. When the blood test comes back his insurance company will run a mile.

Evil_Kitten Evil_Kitten 3:00 am 26 Jan 12

Between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on a Monday night in Canberra? I’m surprised there was any other cars on the road for him to ram!

Dilandach Dilandach 10:58 pm 25 Jan 12

No matter the punishment he receives, he’ll never teach again.

caf caf 10:44 pm 25 Jan 12

shirty_bear said :

Wow … impressive meltdown.
Magistrates Court this morning … so he’ll be back on the road right … about … now. Eyes peeled 8-|

CT reports that the Magistrate refused him bail.

Buster Buster 10:20 pm 25 Jan 12

Matt Martin taught my daughter at Turner primary. He’s actually very passionate about teaching & seemed to genuinely care about his students welfare. That said, hearing about this did not surprise me either. Maybe now he can get the help that he needs.

2604 2604 9:39 pm 24 Jan 12

grunge_hippy said :

probably a nsw teacher… they make so much more money than ACT teachers, that’s how he could afford all those drugs.

Yes. Anyone who doesn’t agree with giving ACT teachers whatever they want is denying our children the quality education they deserve.

Deckard Deckard 9:29 pm 24 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

Presumably a *Public* school teacher?

Yeah probably a public school teacher. A private school teacher would be busy fiddling the kids he had in detention that night.

Take_2 Take_2 9:05 pm 24 Jan 12

My daughter was in one of the cars he rammed. Scared the daylights out of her and her friends. As for

“Presumably a *Public* school teacher?” – not an ACT one. I just looked Matthew Ivor Martin up in the directory and he’s not there. Sorry HenryBG – take your prejudices elsewhere.

“Another one for Andrew Barr to worry about. Or did he give away the education portfolio?” Chris Bourke is the current minister for Education in the Legislative Assembly.

HenryBG HenryBG 8:24 pm 24 Jan 12

GardeningGirl said :

schmeah said :

Canberra Times is reporting that this was a primary school teacher! Just the sort you want teaching your kids right from wrong.

I was told by a school counsellor that there is no right and wrong, just consequences.

That’s actually quite scary, but there’s a good proprtion of people who think this way. They should be gassed.

GardeningGirl GardeningGirl 8:09 pm 24 Jan 12

schmeah said :

Canberra Times is reporting that this was a primary school teacher! Just the sort you want teaching your kids right from wrong.

I was told by a school counsellor that there is no right and wrong, just consequences.

HenryBG HenryBG 8:02 pm 24 Jan 12

eily said :

HenryBG said :

goggles13 said :

assuming this person does not have insurance, who will pay for the damage to the other cars?

Well, he has a job, so the insurance companies involved will pursue him for it.

‘Had’ a job.

Wouldn’t that breach his human rights for the ACT Dept. of Education to sack him for having a criminal conviction?

I’m pretty sure that the very caring pat on the wrist by the ACT Magistrature should be followed by a very involved process by his employer to give him plenty of care and attention at the expense of people too brainless to be criminal scum.

eily eily 7:50 pm 24 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

goggles13 said :

assuming this person does not have insurance, who will pay for the damage to the other cars?

Well, he has a job, so the insurance companies involved will pursue him for it.

‘Had’ a job.

HenryBG HenryBG 7:29 pm 24 Jan 12

goggles13 said :

assuming this person does not have insurance, who will pay for the damage to the other cars?

Well, he has a job, so the insurance companies involved will pursue him for it.

goggles13 goggles13 6:44 pm 24 Jan 12

assuming this person does not have insurance, who will pay for the damage to the other cars?

grunge_hippy grunge_hippy 6:11 pm 24 Jan 12

probably a nsw teacher… they make so much more money than ACT teachers, that’s how he could afford all those drugs.

Voytek Voytek 6:10 pm 24 Jan 12

He had probably had enough of driving amongst the worst drivers in the country. I dont blame him.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 4:44 pm 24 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

schmeah said :

Canberra Times is reporting that this was a primary school teacher! Just the sort you want teaching your kids right from wrong.

Presumably a *Public* school teacher?

Another one for Andrew Barr to worry about. Or did he give away the education portfolio?

Yes, because private school teachers are paragons of virtue, while public school teachers are shifty and listless…

Bloody hell *rolls eyes*

HenryBG HenryBG 4:29 pm 24 Jan 12

schmeah said :

Canberra Times is reporting that this was a primary school teacher! Just the sort you want teaching your kids right from wrong.

Presumably a *Public* school teacher?

Another one for Andrew Barr to worry about. Or did he give away the education portfolio?

schmeah schmeah 3:35 pm 24 Jan 12

Canberra Times is reporting that this was a primary school teacher! Just the sort you want teaching your kids right from wrong.

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