Big news in Melbourne today: cops used civilian drivers as road blocks on the Hume Freeway to stop a renegade teenager in a stolen car. There were some (younger) kids in one of the stopped vehicles. The cops copped a lot of flack** for their, er, innovative enlistment of the public in pursuit of their wanted man.
Other big news in Melbourne today: transport and motorist groups called for penalties for drivers who stop on freeways.
Small news in Coburg today: my housemate fined more than $300 for running a red light by .7 of a second.
Page two of The Herald Sun: some benevolent fellow tampered with everyone’s traffic fines.
Me to housemate: “Take that one to the bank!”
A vehicle that was damaged in the incident on the Hume Freeway.
Photo: Madhawa Mapa. From The Age.
**Pun intended. The world needs more puns, especially during discussion of life-threatening events.