A Greenway man has fronted ACT Magistrate Courts today (8 June) accused of fleeing police across the ACT border while under the influence of drugs.
Police said they saw the 33-year-old driving a red Holden Commodore “recklessly” in Theodore at around 7:45 pm last night (7 June).
It’s alleged the man sped off when directed to stop by officers, reaching speeds up to 165 km/h through several Tuggeranong suburbs and crossing the ACT/NSW border.
A short time later, the car was seen driving southbound on the Monaro Highway heading towards Tuggeranong. Police deployed stop sticks, which managed to puncture three of the car’s tyres; however, it’s alleged the driver continued to try to avoid police and crossed onto the wrong side of Tharwa Drive.
Police said the Commodore eventually stopped on Tom Roberts Avenue in Conder where officers arrested the two occupants as they allegedly attempted to run away on foot.
The 33-year-old driver was charged with driving while disqualified, drug driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, use of an unregistered vehicle, use of an uninsured motor vehicle, using a not properly issued number plate, and breach of parole.
Police have urged anyone with dash-cam footage of a red Holden Commodore being driven recklessly in the Tuggeranong area between 7:30 pm and 8:20 pm to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 7129567.