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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Weekend arrests for DUI, failing to stop, driving unregistered vehicle

A 37-year-old Kambah man and a 34-year-old Florey woman both faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, 7 November, after their arrests arising from separate driving incidents overnight on 6-7 November.

The man was arrested after police detected him driving a silver Holden Commodore in excess of 120km/h in a 60km/h zone in Ellenborough Street, Kaleen about 10.55pm on Friday 6 November.

The man stopped the car in Cossington Street Lyneham and abandoned it on foot, without securing it; which led to it rolling back and damaging the police vehicle. The man was apprehended nearby a short time later.

Police checks revealed the man’s licence had expired in October 2018, and that the car was unregistered, uninsured, and had been fitted with number plates reported as stolen from another vehicle.

The man also recorded a positive indication to a prescribed drug when subjected to Oral Fluid Analysis.

He faced the following charges: Fail To Stop; Unlicensed Driver; Unregistered Vehicle; Uninsured Vehicle; Possess Stolen Property; Numberplate Not Properly Issued; Damage Police Vehicle; Drug Driving.

The woman was arrested following a separate incident after her silver Toyota Yaris was stopped by police on Streeton Drive, Rivett about 12.25am.

After stopping her vehicle, police were conducting checks on the woman’s identity, when she drove away from the stop.

The woman was located, still in the car, in a driveway in Diselma Place, Rivett, a short time later.

She faced charges of failing to stop, using an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and failing to produce a driver’s licence for police.

Object thrown at vehicle

Meanwhile, ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage of an incident earlier last week where an object was thrown from a white Toyota Hilux causing damage to a windscreen of another vehicle.

About 9.50pm on Tuesday 3 November, the victim was stopped at a red light westbound at the intersection of Horse Park Drive and the Federal Highway with the Toyota Hilux behind them.

When the lights turned green, the victim attempted to change lanes after seeing the Toyota Hilux speed up behind them and allegedly began to tailgate.

The Toyota then sped past the victim, before throwing an object at the victim’s vehicle. The Toyota then fled the area.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dash-cam 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 6666051. Information can be provided anonymously.

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