Kambah man showing ‘blatant disregard for the lives of every other driver on the roads’

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A 23-year-old Kambah man will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning for several serious traffic offences including failing to stop when directed by police.

About 9pm last night (Tuesday 5 July 2016), police received numerous reports from the public that a green Hyundai Excel was driving dangerously on London Circuit, Civic. Reports included driving at high speeds, driving without headlights on and performing burnouts.

The driver failed to stop the vehicle when directed by police. About 9.20pm, police successfully forced the vehicle to come to a stop and apprehended the male driver. A male passenger was also onboard.

The driver was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged with offences relating to failing to stop, furious/reckless/dangerous driving and driving with intent to menace.

ACT Policing’s Officer in Charge Traffic Acting Station Sergeant Ken Hedges said the incident was reprehensible.

“The driver showed a blatant disregard for the lives of every other driver on the roads, every pedestrian nearby, his passenger and himself.”

“The Canberra community does not accept this sort of reckless driving behaviour on our roads – when they see it, they will report it and police will remove those drivers from our roads,” Acting Station Sergeant Hedges said.

The 23-year-old driver will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

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