19 May 2022

Woman allegedly twice legal alcohol limit caught speeding in Bruce

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police officer with a speed camera

The woman was stopped on Gungahlin Drive in Bruce. Photo: ACT Policing.

A Bruce woman has had her license suspended for three months after allegedly being caught speeding and drink driving.

Police pulled the 29-year-old over after they detected her vehicle travelling 142 km/h in a 90 km/h zone on Gungahlin Drive at about 11:15 pm on Tuesday (17 May).

After returning a positive roadside breath test, she was taken to Belconnen Police Station. Police said she then blew 0.116, more than two times the legal limit.

The woman received a Court Attendance Notice to appear in July.

ACT Road Policing said it would continue to target excessive speeding and urged drivers to slow down and drive to the conditions.

Anyone that has information about dangerous or hoon driving is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

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“ACT road policing”, is there even such a thing?
I don’t think that I’ve seen a single police car on the road this year, or a police officer for that matter.

This article isn’t extraordinary because of the fact there was a drunk driver speeding on Canberra roads as that is not uncommon. This article is extraordinary for the fact that there were actually Police around to catch them for a change. ACT needs more active and visible Police patrols.

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