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Stop sticks fail again

By johnboy - 25 March 2011 22

A 30-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, March 25) following a pursuit with police yesterday afternoon through Belconnen.

About 6.50pm last night Belconnen Police Station members observed a white Ford Laser that had been reported stolen earlier in the day on Ginninderra Drive near Flynn.

Police activated lights and sirens to indicate the driver to pull over. The driver has not complied and accelerated away. A pursuit ensued along Kingsford Smith Drive and onto William Hovell Drive, with speeds reaching up to 130km/h in the 90km/h zone. Police attempted to deploy stop sticks however, these were unsuccessful.

The driver of the Laser was apprehended after failing to negotiate a corner, coming to rest on the nature strip at the corner of William Hovell Drive and Bindubi Street, near Aranda.

The man was arrested and taken to the ACT Watch House. He has been charged with driving a motor vehicle without consent, unlicensed driving, dangerous driving and not stopping when directed to by police.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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22 Responses to
Stop sticks fail again
Mental Health Worker 8:44 pm 25 Mar 11

Perhaps they should try deploying them on the road, rather than in the media releases?

MHW

johnboy 5:32 pm 25 Mar 11

Not lately, but they seem to be deployed to little effect more often than not, at least in the media releases.

Tooks 5:03 pm 25 Mar 11

I don’t get the headline. Has there been a spate of failing stop sticks?

Pommy bastard 3:56 pm 25 Mar 11

The driver of the Laser was apprehended after failing to negotiate a corner, coming to rest on the nature strip at the corner of William Hovell Drive and Bindubi Street, near Aranda

Too close to home for me that, I hope he tops himself soon.

Skidbladnir 3:33 pm 25 Mar 11

Police attempted to deploy stop sticks however, these were unsuccessful.

Damn police media writers.

The deployment was not merely attempted, if they were actually deployed.
That the stop sticks were ineffective once deployed is a different matter, its likely an equipment failure or a training issue.

homeone 3:21 pm 25 Mar 11

“following a pursuit with police yesterday” – following a pursuit by police yesterday??

“The driver has not complied” – The driver did not comply .. ??

“ACT Policing” must ‘has’ taken a day off and another challenged individual ‘have’ the job of press releases on said day.

Bugger any substantive comment the grammar ‘are’ driving me mad!

KaptnKaos 2:59 pm 25 Mar 11

Not said :

*yawn*. So what are you doing to stamp out crime? Are you out rescuing all those victims suffering out there??? There is a good dollar in victim-hood I hear!!zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

From reading your resonse, I’m not being ignorant about the problem.

colourful sydney racing identity said :

So who did the accused ‘attempt to murder’? Please refer to the law in your answer.

That’s the whole point, there are no laws anymore, not for twats such as this one. You may as well charge the skidmark with attempted murder and still nothing will come of it because he will be a reformed whatever or has an Aunty that can vouch for him.

dvaey 12:45 pm 25 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

So who did the accused ‘attempt to murder’? Please refer to the law in your answer.

This is the ACT, its ‘attempted manslaughter’. Driving down Kingsford Smith Dr at 130km/hr at 6pm, it might not be attempted murder, but its reckless driving with a very real possibility of someone being killed. This isnt some kid driving down an isolated highway at 3 in the morning, this was on a major arterial road at the tail end of peak hour and there was obvious disregard for the lives of other drivers on the road.

Not 12:24 pm 25 Mar 11

KaptnKaos said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

What law???

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Nod difference between the offence? You would equate stealing bread from Woolworths with assault?

Punishment SHOULD fit the crime, not these types getting off with a smack on the wrist – bit tired of scum getting away with this and victims of crime suffering.

*yawn*. So what are you doing to stamp out crime? Are you out rescuing all those victims suffering out there??? There is a good dollar in victim-hood I hear!! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

colourful sydney rac 12:20 pm 25 Mar 11

KaptnKaos said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

What law???

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Nod difference between the offence? You would equate stealing bread from Woolworths with assault?

Punishment SHOULD fit the crime, not these types getting off with a smack on the wrist – bit tired of scum getting away with this and victims of crime suffering.

So who did the accused ‘attempt to murder’? Please refer to the law in your answer.

KaptnKaos 11:54 am 25 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

What law???

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Nod difference between the offence? You would equate stealing bread from Woolworths with assault?

Punishment SHOULD fit the crime, not these types getting off with a smack on the wrist – bit tired of scum getting away with this and victims of crime suffering.

colourful sydney rac 11:40 am 25 Mar 11

Spideydog said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

Nah, I would suggest is probably just sick of the law not doing what it is supposed to do …… stop people continually breaking the law and putting innocent, good law abiding citizens lives and property at risk.

I am a fan of the 3 chances rule. Convicted of the same offence 3 times and your Gooooooooooone !!!!!!

Off to Jail you go, do not pass and go, do not collect $200 ……….

Nod difference between the offence? You would equate stealing bread from Woolworths with assault?

Spideydog 11:35 am 25 Mar 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

Nah, I would suggest is probably just sick of the law not doing what it is supposed to do …… stop people continually breaking the law and putting innocent, good law abiding citizens lives and property at risk.

I am a fan of the 3 chances rule. Convicted of the same offence 3 times and your Gooooooooooone !!!!!! Off to Jail you go, do not pass and go, do not collect $200 ……….

colourful sydney rac 11:16 am 25 Mar 11

KaptnKaos said :

And??? Twats like this are let off all charges with a “don’t do it again” from the courts. Next he’ll be stealing another car, get involved in another police chase and crash into some innocents and kill them, where he’ll be sent to court AGAIN only to be told AGAIN: “don’t do it again” – if he lives (here comes another Mully).
Why not charge this scum with at least attempted murder??? Yeah,my bad, I forgot about the civil liberty crap and the criminal having all the rights.

Wow, I hope if you are ever selected for jury duty you request to be excused for having a manifestly unsuitable understanding of the law.

KaptnKaos 10:30 am 25 Mar 11

And??? Twats like this are let off all charges with a “don’t do it again” from the courts. Next he’ll be stealing another car, get involved in another police chase and crash into some innocents and kill them, where he’ll be sent to court AGAIN only to be told AGAIN: “don’t do it again” – if he lives (here comes another Mully).
Why not charge this scum with at least attempted murder??? Yeah,my bad, I forgot about the civil liberty crap and the criminal having all the rights.

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