A 37-year-old Braddon man has been arrested following a short pursuit yesterday (Thursday, August 29) with police.
Around 1pm members from City Police Station were patrolling on Hayley Street in Ainslie when they observed a blue coloured Ford Festiva travelling above the sign posted speed limit.
Police pulled the driver over however the man has suddenly accelerated away, initiating a pursuit.
The pursuit ended shortly after when the driver turned onto Quick Street and failed to negotiate a bend, entering a gravel pit on the side of the road before colliding with a small embankment.
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The driver received minor injuries and was cleared by ACT Ambulance Service.
Checks by police revealed the car had been stolen from Braddon on August 27. The man was arrested and taken to City Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis. He recorded an alcohol content of 0.189 grams.
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drink driving, driving a stolen car, driving while disqualified, furious/reckless/dangerous driving and not stopping when requested to by police.
Police will be opposing bail.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]