ACT Policing arrested a 39-year-old Latham man overnight after an incident where he abandoned his car, ran into a suburban backyard and violently resisted arrest.
Around 9pm yesterday (Tuesday, November 13), Belconnen General Duties members were on mobile patrol when they received a RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) alert on a white Mitsubishi ute driving along Southern Cross Drive in Latham. The vehicle was found to be unregistered and a traffic stop was conducted on it in Scullin.
The male driver abandoned the car, ran from police and a short foot pursuit ensued. Police found the man hiding in a backyard of a nearby house and attempted to place him in custody. However, the man resisted violently, striking out at the officer and punching the constable multiple times.
The constable received treatment for cuts and abrasions at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service.
The offender was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with five offences including driving whilst disqualified, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and resisting arrest. He was bailed from the ACT Watch House to face the ACT Magistrates Court on December 4.