Police seek witnesses to collision involving cyclist and drunk driver

Charged with drink driving

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and dash-cam footage of a collision between a vehicle and a cyclist on Cotter Road, Weston.  

About 8.05am on Saturday, 18 May 2024, a 50-year-old man was cycling eastbound in the bicycle lane on Cotter Road when he was allegedly struck from behind by a blue Holden Commodore near the intersection with the Tuggeranong Parkway. 

Police and emergency services attended, with ACT Ambulance Service paramedics treating the man at the scene before transporting him to hospital in a serious condition.   

The driver of the Commodore, a 23-year-old man from Wright, was subjected to a roadside alcohol screening test which returned a positive result. He was taken to Woden Police Station where further testing returned a blood alcohol content of 0.142 - more than two and a half times the legal limit.  

The driver was served a Court Attendance Notice for drink driving, and is likely to face further charges.  

ACT Policing’s Major Collision Team are investigating the circumstances of the incident.  

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have dash-cam footage of either the collision or the Commodore in the lead-up to the collision, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7751768. Information can be provided anonymously.    



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  act-police-media@afp.gov.au  

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