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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Drunk driver collides with police car

A drunk driver has crashed into a police vehicle in Garran overnight.

Police say that at around 9.10pm last night, a collision occurred at the intersection of Hindmarsh Drive and Palmer Street, Garran.

“Police will allege a silver station wagon turned in front of an unmarked police vehicle contrary to the traffic signals, with the police vehicle rolling and coming to rest approximately 20 meters east of the intersection,” ACT Policing said in a statement.

“The police vehicle was not under urgent duty driving circumstances and did not have lights and sirens activated.”

The two police officers in the police vehicle received minor injuries – with one requiring extraction from the vehicle by ACT Fire and Rescue.

The driver of the silver station wagon was uninjured in the crash. A breath analysis confirmed a blood alcohol level of 0.163.

“He was issued an immediate suspension notice and further investigations about the incident are being conducted by ACT Road Policing’s Major Collision Team,” police said.

“ACT Policing reminds all drivers that drink driving puts both yourself and other drivers at significant risk. The decision is simple – drink or drive.” 

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