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Loser on the run

By johnboy 3 February 2011 4

A man who fled from police custody yesterday (Tuesday, February 1) and last night crashed his car on the Cotter Road remains under guard at The Canberra Hospital.

Investigating a shoplifting incident yesterday at a car parts store in Fyshwick in which CCTV vision of the alleged offender was examined and a description of the alleged offender’s vehicle obtained, ACT Policing enquiries led them to address in Hackett where the suspect was identified and placed into custody.

The 43-year-old man at first appeared compliant with police directions but broke free, ran to his vehicle and drove quickly away, narrowly missing a police officer with his vehicle.

Police then placed an alert on the driver and his vehicle, a red Holden Commodore sedan.

Around 10.34pm yesterday, police received a report of a collision on the Cotter Road, in which the alleged offender was the driver and sole occupant. The vehicle had struck a guard rail.

The man was conveyed to The Canberra Hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries.

Once medically cleared, he will be formally charged with a range of offences including theft, two counts of driving whilst disqualified, using an offensive weapon to hinder detention, resisting arrest, and escaping from custody.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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LSWCHP 11:40 pm 04 Feb 11

They cops reckon he was driving a *red* Commodore? That’s simply silly. If they can’t get a basic fact such as the colour (white) of his Commodore right, how can we trust anything else in this report.

Special G 12:39 pm 03 Feb 11

Red ones go faster. Driving disqualified – no wonder – he can’t keep a car on the road. Nice of him to hand himself in to the hospital though.

Athryn 11:54 am 03 Feb 11

Well at least for once it was a red Commodore rather than a white one. Times are changing!! 😛

PBO 10:40 am 03 Feb 11

Meth is a hell of a drug.

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