Reckless driver ‘had weapons’

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A 28-year-old man was caught recklessly driving at more than twice the 80km/h speed limit with several weapons in his car last night on Adelaide Avenue. 

The white sedan was clocked at more than 165km/h when it went past police and accelerated further through the bicycle and bus lanes on Adelaide Avenue as they pursued, turning into several suburban streets in Hughes before finally stopping at the intersection of Kent Street and Jensen Street.

The driver, who holds an ACT provisional licence, was found to have a replica Glock handgun, two knives and a baseball bat in his car.

Officer in Charge Sergeant Rod Anderson says this anti-social driving will not be tolerated on Canberra roads.

“We have demonstrated this week that anti-social driving on our roads will not be tolerated by ACT Policing or the Canberra community,” he says.

“Everyone has the right to travel safely on ACT roads.”

The driver will be summonsed to face court at a later date on traffic, speeding and other charges.

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