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Weeing on a cop car is one way to draw attention to yourself

By johnboy - 5 December 2011 6

ACT Policing has commended the Canberra public’s behaviour after the completion of fifth Operation Unite, with nine alcohol-related arrests over the weekend (December 2-4), including two for assault and one for urinating on a police vehicle. Four people were taken into protective custody for intoxication.

Officers from the ACT combined with police from across Australia and New Zealand in Operation Unite, which focuses on alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour.

ACT Policing committed significant resources to the operation, its officers conducting 584 random breath tests (RBTs), and extensive patrolling by Beats Team, General Duties, Crime Prevention, SRS K9, and Traffic Operations in and around the city and outlying entertainment areas.

Four people were apprehended for drink-driving during Operation Unite. Two drink drivers, one which recorded a blood alcohol content of 0.097 and the other 0.166, were apprehended during an intensive three-hour operation eastbound on Parkes Way near the Acton tunnel between 10pm and 1am Sunday (December 4).

The Alcohol Crime Targeting Team was active during the weekend, conducting patrols of licensed premises. Five licensing breaches were detected, including the service of alcohol to intoxicated persons.

The Operational Commander for the Operation Unite, Superintendent Brett Kidner, said there were relatively few issues and incidents for police.

“There’s no doubt that the presence of a large number of police through Operation Unite had a pacifying effect on public behaviour. While this operation may be over, police will continue to focus attention on alcohol-related offences in the lead-up to the busy Christmas-New Year period,” Supt Kidner said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Weeing on a cop car is one way to draw attention to yourself
Thoroughly Smashed 10:30 am 06 Dec 11

Bramina said :

I saw they arrested 800 in WA. Clearly our cops are not trying hard enough.

What proportion of that was people in remote and/or mining communities with nothing better to do than get wasted and cause trouble?

buzz819 9:37 am 06 Dec 11

Bramina said :

I hear WA cops arrested 800 people, almost 100 times more than ACT police in a state only six times bigger than the ACT.

Either our cops weren’t working hard enough or their condemnation is misplaced.

So having 2 million more people in the state, more licensed venues and more night club precincts mean that the ACT cops need to work harder?

They also arrested double the amount of people that were arrested in NSW.

NSW has 7.2 million people, double the population of WA and ONLY arrested 380, do they need to work harder as well? Or maybe Police need to start locking up people for no reason just to make you feel better?

Erg0 9:12 am 06 Dec 11

WA represent! Obviously they were taking the “zero tolerance” approach this year.

My favourite, though, is the guy in the NT who was caught twice in a night by the same RBT. Canberra’s drink drivers are going to have to work pretty hard to beat that.

Bramina 8:43 am 06 Dec 11

I hear WA cops arrested 800 people, almost 100 times more than ACT police in a state only six times bigger than the ACT.

Either our cops weren’t working hard enough or their condemnation is misplaced.

Bramina 8:36 am 06 Dec 11

I saw they arrested 800 in WA. Clearly our cops are not trying hard enough.

peterh 12:21 am 06 Dec 11

urinating on a cop car? marking their territory, perhaps?

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