ACT Policing has charged a man following a pursuit in Monash last night (Tuesday, 6 September).
About 11pm Woden Patrol observed a Mazda MX6 at the intersection of Marconi Crescent and Drakeford Drive in Kambah with cardboard number plates attached.
Police attempted to perform a traffic stop on the car and when it failed to stop commenced a pursuit.
Police pursued the vehicle through the suburbs of Kambah, Wanniassa and Monash before the driver lost control of his vehicle and collided with the curb, coming to a stop in Clive Steele Avenue, Monash.
Upon exiting the vehicle the offender rushed towards the sergeant who subsequently drew and discharged his Taser.
This is the first discharge of a Taser since the August 22 roll-out of Tasers to frontline sergeants. The deployment of a Taser in the ACT is subject to an independent committee review.
The pursuit lasted eight minutes and the maximum speed reached was 140km/h.
The man received watch house bail and will face the ACT Magistrates Court on September 13 to answer various traffic related charges including, dangerous driving, drive while disqualified, exceed PCA and not obey direction of police.
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