12 January 2024

Driver allegedly evaded police for two days before crashing into a wall then being found under a bed

| Albert McKnight
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A 28-year-old man from Theodore has been arrested after allegedly speeding away from police over two days. Photo: Claire Fenwicke.

An allegedly speeding driver is accused of spending two days evading police before being arrested after crashing his car into a wall. He was found hiding under a bed.

ACT Policing said officers had spotted a Holden Cruze connected to the man, a 28-year-old from Theodore, on Johnson Drive on Wednesday (10 January).

Believing he was disqualified from driving, police tried to stop the car before the driver allegedly sped away from them.

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Then at around 6:30 pm on Thursday (11 January), officers saw the same car in Tharwa. They followed it and tried to stop the driver once it reached Theodore.

“Police will allege the man refused to stop and instead drove away at considerable speed on the opposite side of the road,” a police spokesperson said.

“The driver narrowly avoided crashing into a police vehicle but collided with a wall before fleeing the scene.”

Officers allege they found the extensively damaged Holden at the man’s home shortly afterwards.

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“Another occupant of the home told police the man had fled, but a search of the house revealed he was hiding under a bed,” police allege.

He was arrested and reportedly returned a positive result to a drug screening test.

The man was scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday (12 January), charged with driving while disqualified, aggravated, furious, reckless or dangerous driving and having prescribed drug in oral fluid or blood.

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