Teen girl charged after police chase
A 14-year-old girl who sped past a patrol car led police on a short pursuit before losing control and crashing in Canberra's north last night.
Police had been conducting a mobile patrol on Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, when the girl's white Mitsubishi Lancer sped past along Ginninderra Drive. When police attempted to pull the vehicle over, the girl sped away, reaching speeds of 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.
The pursuit ended when the girl ran a red light at the end of Ginninderra Drive and failed to negotiate the corner onto Mouat Street, running into a concrete traffic island.
After being assessed by paramedics, the girl was taken to the City Watch House and charged with multiple traffic offences.
Drink-driving blitz continues
A woman was caught more than five times over the legal limit on Saturday afternoon, one of a number of people caught over the weekend for drink-driving.
Police had received reports about the 40-year-old Greenway woman's driving on Saturday afternoon. When police arrived at the scene, the woman tested positive to a roadside breath-test before blowing a breath alcohol reading of 0.254 at Tuggeranong Police Station.
The woman was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.
In an unrelated incident, a 30-year-old Stirling man was also issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice in the early hours of Sunday morning after being caught by a random breath test in Weston with an alcohol reading of 0.178.
A total of four Immediate Suspension Notices were issued by Woden Police Station on Saturday night alone after conducting 50 breath-tests.
ACT Policing is focusing on drink-driving for the months of November, December and January as part of its road safety campaign.