The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) is disappointed by yet another instance of a poor judicial decision endangering community safety in the ACT, after a 21-year-old man was arrested for serious and reckless driving offences after being granted bail less than 24 hours earlier.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury needed to urgently address bail and sentencing outcomes in the ACT before someone was killed or seriously injured by a recidivist offender.

“The alleged offender in this matter was bailed yesterday and was subject to a good behaviour order from 2022. He is now already back in custody for serious offences, which put the community and police officers at direct risk.

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