A 34-year-old Kambah man who allegedly rammed a police car and motorbike on Sunday before fleeing the scene will face court after attempting again to evade police, ramming a police officer, two police vehicles, two other vehicles, and colliding with an ActewAGL substation causing an electricity outage in Chisholm today.
About 3.50pm on Sunday, police attended a residence in Livingston Avenue, Kambah. At the location, a 34-year-old man fled from police, ramming both a police vehicle and police motorcycle. The man proceeded to flee from police and was not pursued.
This morning, police were called to a residence in Chisholm following a report of a suspicious vehicle.
Police identified that the 34-year-old man Kambah man was in the vehicle. Due to concerns for public and police officer safety significant police resources, including Specialist Response Group members, were deployed to Chisholm.
Caroline Chisholm School and Gilmore Primary School were advised and took precautionary measures during the operation to ensure the safety of students and staff.
The man attempted to again evade police, ramming a police officer, two police vehicles, two other vehicles, and colliding with an ActewAGL substation causing an electricity outage. The officer was treated at the scene by ACT Ambulance Service and transported to the Canberra Hospital. ActewAGL attended the location to restore power.
The man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. He will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, charged with eight offences relating to Sunday including failing to stop motor vehicle for police; aggravated furious/reckless/dangerous driving; two counts of destroy, damage Commonwealth property; drive while disqualified; and use offensive weapon to avoid apprehension.
Acting Superintendent of Traffic Operations Susan Ball said that police will not tolerant the ramming of police officers and vehicles by offenders.
“Drivers who attempt to flee from police are endangering both police and the Canberra community,” said Acting Superintendent Ball.
“Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this matter. It is with the community working in partnership with police, that we are able to remove offenders from our streets.”
Investigations continue with further charges pending.