14 July 2022

Alleged drug driver reportedly hit 200km/h on the Tuggeranong Parkway

| Claire Fenwicke
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Police said they saw a Holden Statesman reach speeds of 200 km/h on the Tuggeranong Parkway. Photo: ACT Policing.

An Evatt man has been charged with multiple driving offences after allegedly reaching speeds of 200km/h on the Tuggeranong Parkway in the early hours of this morning (14 July).

At about 1 am police attempted to stop a Holden Statesman on Sulwood Drive in Wanniassa before clocking it travelling at 200 km/h northbound on the Tuggeranong Parkway.

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Police alleged the 39-year-old driver failed to stop for police before turning onto Ginninderra Drive in Bruce. Officers said the vehicle crossed the median strip onto the wrong side of the road before allegedly speeding off at more than 140 km/h in an 80 zone.

It’s believed the car was then spotted in Lawson and reached speeds of 160 km/h along Maribyrnong Avenue in Kaleen – nearly three times the posted 60 km/h speed limit.

Police deployed road spikes on Maribyrnong Avenue which stopped the vehicle. It’s alleged the driver tried to run off on foot before he was caught by officers.

A 39-year-old Evatt man has been charged with multiple driving offences. Photo: ACT Policing.

The man has been charged with failing to stop a motor vehicle for police, aggravated furious/reckless driving, driving under the influence of a prescribed drug (methylamphetamine), driving while disqualified and breach of good behaviour obligations.

It’s alleged the man was already disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence for a period of up to four years, and was currently on bail with a condition not to drive or be in the driver’s seat of a vehicle.

The man was listed to front ACT Magistrates Court today (14 July).

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