19 June 2020

Thousands in unpaid traffic infringements leads to arrest for driving offences

| My Gungahlin
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A 51-year-old Mitchell woman will face court next month in relation to a series of traffic offences and resisting arrest.

About 10.50pm on Friday, 8 March 2019, police will allege a silver Mercedes sedan was detected travelling 120km/h in a sign-posted 60km/h road work zone.

When police stopped the vehicle, they found the driver’s licence had been suspended since April 2013 and that her vehicle registration had been suspended since March 2016 due to over $21,000 in unpaid traffic infringements. The driver was released to be summonsed to attend court at a later date.

About 5.30pm on Saturday, 23 March 2019, the same driver was detected by police driving on Grimwade Street, Mitchell.

The woman was subsequently arrested for driving while suspended. Police will also allege she refused to comply with police and resisted arrest.

She was taken to the ACT Watch House and charged. She will face court on two counts of driving whilst suspended, two counts of driving an unregistered vehicle, and resisting a territory public official.

ACT Policing Detective Superintendent Susan Ball said this incident was a timely reminder to drivers about settling unpaid traffic infringements.

“If traffic infringement notices are not disputed, withdrawn or paid, drivers can face adverse actions such as having their licence suspended or their vehicle registration revoked,” Superintendent Ball said.

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