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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Police seize two vehicles for dangerous driving

ACT Policing seized two vehicles for dangerous driving endangering members of the public over the weekend.

On Saturday night (9 January), ACT Policing closed the northern end of Lonsdale Street in Braddon in both directions to disperse a growing crowd for both public safety and to ensure minimal disruption to businesses.

The street was closed for two hours and reopened once the crowd had dispersed.

A short time later, a large crowd gathered at the service station at the intersection of Yallourn Street and Canberra Avenue in Fyshwick.

Vehicles immediately began doing burnouts and police seized two of the vehicles. Police stopped others from entering the area and the crowd dispersed.

A crowd then gathered near Tralee Street in Hume but quickly dispersed as police turned vehicles around.

A large crowd gathered at a service station on Monaro Highway in Hume. A member of the crowd set off a firework in the service station.

Detective Inspector Adrian Craft said he was disappointed at the drivers who put lives at risk.

Investigations into these incidents remain ongoing. Police anticipate charges being laid.

Anyone with information, dash-cam or phone footage that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6711555. Information can be provided anonymously.

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