Man caught going 177 km/h, returned positive drugs and alcohol tests


A 21-year-old Dunlop man is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court on 31 July after being caught going 97 km/h over the speed limit while also testing positive for drugs and alcohol.

Around 11.30pm on Saturday 27 June, police detected a grey Volkswagen station wagon travelling 177km/h in an 80km/h zone on Kingsford Smith Drive in Higgins.

Police will allege the driver turned left on Ginninderra Drive and continued to travel at high speed before turning right through a red arrow at the intersection of Ginninderra Drive and Tillyard Drive, Flynn.

A short time later police observed the Volkswagen with the driver and three passengers on Lhotsky Street in Charnwood.

The driver returned a positive roadside screen for drugs and alcohol. He was taken to City Police Station for further analysis.

The driver was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice, suspending his right to drive for 90 days.

The man will face charges including drink and drug driving, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 km/h and turning on a red arrow.

Illegal dirt bike riding lands man in court

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Monash man was scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning, 29 June, to face a range of driving offences including failing to stop for police after some dangerous dirt bike riding.

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday 28 June, police responded to reports of motorcycles riding on the green strips and pathways in Monash.

Police will allege a blue Yamaha dirt bike was spotted travelling along footpaths in the area.  The rider failed to stop for police when requested.

A short time later police arrested the man at a nearby residence and charged him with numerous offences including:

  • Aggravated dangerous driving
  • Failing to stop for Police
  • Driving on a footpath
  • Riding a motorcycle without a helmet
  • Driving without a licence
  • Driving an uninsured vehicle
  • Driving an unregistered vehicle
  • Breaching a good behaviour bond

ACT Policing is reminding the public that it is against the law to ride dirt bikes and quadbikes on public parkland, including ovals and greenbelts.

If you have footage or information of illegal or dangerous dirt bike riding, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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