Teen driver: rushing, tailgating and drunk
OPERATION Toric made its 122nd arrest final evening (October 29) with the apprehension of a teenage driver following a brief pursuit on the Tuggeranong Parkway.
Because the August 1 begin of Operation Toric, police have made 310 fees; 57 arrests have been made in October.
The 17-year-old was arrested after police, in an unmarked automobile on the Tuggeranong Parkway at about 10.15pm, noticed a Holden Commodore sedan rushing, tailgating and flashing its lights at vehicles forward of it.
Police watched the Commodore drive erratically alongside the parkway at pace. Adjoining to Aranda, the Commodore was clocked at 155km/h.
Police activated their lights and siren, nevertheless the Commodore didn’t cease. A brief pursuit occurred earlier than the Commodore stopped on Gungahlin Drive.
A examine of the Commodore recognized each rear tyres to be utterly bald. A passenger indicated the driving force supposed to try to outrun police, however was satisfied by his three passengers to cease.
The motive force had a studying of .110 on a breath evaluation.
He was subsequently charged with:
- fail to cease a motorized vehicle for police;
- aggravated reckless driving;
- refusing to endure screening check;
- drink driving; and
- driving an unsafely maintained automobile.
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Ian Meikle, editor