Dangerous drivers apprehended
Release Date: Saturday, June 16 2012, 09:33 AM
ACT Policing have apprehended a high range drink driver in Gungahlin last night and a hit and run driver in Macquarie early this morning.
About 10.55pm, Friday 15 June, a vehicle was stopped on Hibberson Street after the driver was observed not wearing a seat belt.
The 51-year-old man returned a positive screen test; he was conveyed to the Gungahlin Police Station where he returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.331, more than six times the legal limit for a holder of a full driver’s license. The vehicle had also been unregistered since March 2010.
His license was immediately suspended and he has been summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on charges of Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Breath, Use Unregistered Vehicle and Use Uninsured Vehicle.
About 3.43am, Saturday 16 June, Belconnen patrol members attended a report of two males struck by a car on Belconnen Way, Macquarie.
The two men aged 34 and 36 were treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance, one for a badly broken leg, the other for a broken arm and both for minor injuries.
The men were being driven home by a 31-year-old woman, who stopped the car and kicked them out on Belconnen Way after one of the men made a derogatory remark towards her.
It appears she then deliberately drove off the roadway, striking both males before continuing into a small tree and driving away from the scene.
Several parts from the front of the vehicle were found at the scene. Police followed a trail of vehicle fluids from the scene to the home of the offender where damage to the vehicle was consistent with the incident and the debris left behind.
After returning a positive screen test, the driver was conveyed to Belconnen Police Station where she returned an Alcohol Content (AC) reading of 0.043. The vehicle was also unregistered.
The driver was summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court for Drive Motor Vehicle with Alcohol in Breath, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle and multiple assault charges (pending results of the victim’s medical examinations).
ACT Policing would like to remind motorists not to drink and drive and that drink driving is the focus of the road safety campaign for the month of June.