ACT Policing has arrested a 17-year-old boy following a pursuit in Tuggeranong early this morning.
About 1.00am today (Wednesday, May 11), Tuggeranong General Duties members were conducting a mobile patrol in Hume when they saw a Holden Commodore travelling on the Monaro Highway at speed. Police attempted to catch the vehicle which was travelling at 170km/h.
The vehicle failed to stop after police activated their lights and sirens and a pursuit commenced. The vehicle was pursued through Theodore reaching a speed of 115km/h in a 60km/h zone before stopping on Lawrence Wackett Crescent.
The driver of the vehicle was apprehended and underwent a roadside screening test which returned a positive result. He was also found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis. He was taken to the Tuggeranong Police Station for a breath analysis.
The driver was found to have a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.052. He is the holder of a learner licence and was unaccompanied at the time of the incident. The vehicle he was driving was unregistered and uninsured.
The driver was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with possess prohibited substance and numerous traffic offences stemming from the pursuit. He was given police bail and will face the ACT Childrens Court at a later date.