Dangerous driving and speeding on Canberra roads

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A 22-year-old Turner woman will face eight charges at the ACT Magistrates Court following a collision in Belconnen yesterday (Sunday, 3 November 2019).

Police will allege the woman was driving a vehicle with incorrect number plates attached, and failed to stop when directed to in Luxton Street. Shortly afterwards the vehicle collided with a fence on Benjamin Way, Belconnen.

The woman was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with offences including driving with a prescribed drug in oral fluid, failing to stop, driving having never held a licence, dangerous driving, using an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and using a number plate issued to another vehicle.

This incident comes after three recent unrelated traffic incidents where motorists were detected speeding at more than double the posted speed limits.

A 17-year-old provisional licence holder from Franklin was recorded speeding at more than 135 km/h in a 60 zone on Monday 21 October, 2019. This incident occurred at the Belconnen Way and Springvale Drive intersection shortly after an accident scene had been cleared.

The 17-year old’s licence will be suspended and he was issued with a $1841 fine.

A second vehicle was also detected speeding along Belconnen Way at the same time. Police investigations to identify this vehicle’s driver are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website quoting reference 6456112. Information can be provided anonymously.

On Thursday evening a 29-year-old man from Amaroo was detected doing 165 km/h in an 80 zone on Gungahlin Drive in Franklin.

The driver was fined $1841 and will receive six demerit points.