Young driver caught at 78km/h over speed limit

AN 18 year old man was caught speeding at nearly double the limit during a police blitz on the weekend.Police-afp-cops-9720-400x266

About 11.45pm on Friday police clocked the car travelling 158km/h within the 80km/h speed limit on Adelaide Avenue. The driver, who had two passengers in the car including a 15-year-old girl, will be summonsed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

Chief Police Officer for the ACT Rudi Lammers says 17 people were also caught for drink-driving and five drivers returned positive indications for drugs in their system.

“While it was a relatively low weekend for incidents, 13 people were arrested for various offences and officers responded to nine reports of assault. Out of 138 inspections of licensed premises, 13 were found to have breaches,” Sargent Lammers says.

Police issued 15 Traffic Infringement Notices and four cautions for traffic offences over the weekend and three vehicles were issued with defect notices. Over 1500 drivers were breath-tested over the two nights.

Another incident of “concern” was a man found to be carrying a knife, says Sargent Lammers.

“The second incident involved a man who appeared to be heavily intoxicated, behaving in an anti-social and disorderly manner towards members of the public near the Jolimont Centre. Police responded and when the man was taken into custody, he spat on the officers. This behaviour toward police is completely unacceptable,” he says.

Police are currently targeting alcohol-related violence during summer.

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