This in from Gooterz at 3:34am this morning:
Friend of mine was the victim of a Police pursuit gone wrong tonight, ended up having a smash at the northern interection near the vue construction site after another car being chased by police ran the red light.
The car is a right off but the two people in it are ok. One of them helped to chase down the other driver as they fled the scene.
ACT Policing are promising a statement later this morning once they finalise some details.
UPDATE: Here’s the statement:
ACT Policing has apprehended a 19-year-old man from Bonython and a 19-year-old man from NSW after a collision in Tuggeranong last night (Friday, August 26).
Around 8.20pm a marked police vehicle from the Traffic team was conducting a mobile patrol in Greenway. Police observed a dark coloured Holden Commodore exiting Cowlishaw Street without the headlights on.
Police conducted a traffic stop on Athllon Drive however when the officer exited the vehicle and approached the car the offenders accelerated away.
After police returned to their vehicle they attempted to pursue the car however, when the vehicle turned into Anketell Street officers prepared to terminate the pursuit which lasted 40 seconds.
As the vehicle travelled down Anketell Street it passed a Tuggeranong Patrol and officers witnessed the Commodore travelling at high speed with no headlights on. The offending vehicle ran a red light at the intersection of Anketell Street and Cowlishaw Street and collided with a red hatch back.
The offenders got out of the car and attempted to flee the scene. Two men and a woman were apprehended by officers from Tuggeranong Police Station. No one in either vehicle was injured in the incident.
Both the men claimed the other was driving the vehicle and both tested positive for alcohol at the scene. They were taken to Tuggeranong Police Station and breath analysis showed both men were over the limit with each recording a mid-range reading of level 2.
Investigations as to who was driving the vehicle are continuing. The driver will be summonsed to court at a later date.
[Photo courtesy Gooterz]