A 21-year-old Gordon man will face court following a pursuit early this morning (Sunday, February 24).
Around 1.10 am police observed the maroon Ford XR6 sedan performing burnouts and driving erratically near Woodcock Drive, Gordon.
Police activated their lights and sirens to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, however it accelerated away.
Police pursued the vehicle as it travelled at excessive and dangerous speeds. Due to the dangerous manner of driving by the offender, police terminated the pursuit.
Following tracks made by the vehicle, police located the offender who attempted to flee on foot. He was located shortly after and transported to Tuggeranong Police Station, where the suspended driver returned a positive blood-alcohol reading.
The vehicle was seized by police.
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Rod Anderson said police and the community are on the look-out for this type of unacceptable, anti-social behaviour.
“To drive drunk, as a suspended driver, in wet conditions, and in such a dangerous manner is a deadly combination,” Acting Superintendent Anderson said.
“The police officers involved are to be commended for recognising the danger this man presented and making the decision to terminate the pursuit. This man’s behaviour could have had a devastating outcome if not for their actions.”
The man will be summonsed to appear in ACT Magistrates Court, facing traffic-related offences.