A 28-year-old man from Karabar, NSW will face court in the ACT today on multiple charges following two short police pursuits overnight.
ACT Policing patrols attempted to stop a silver Ford Falcon at about 12.30 am this morning (16 October) in Holt at the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Southern Cross Drive.
The vehicle was initially pursued along Southern Cross Drive and later Coulter Drive in a separate pursuit where the driver made attempts to ram a police motorcycle.
On both occasions, police determined it was unsafe to continue with the pursuit.
About 12.50 am the vehicle was spotted on Parkes Way near the Glenloch Interchange after it collided with a guard rail.
The driver then attempted to evade police by running into the Molonglo River; however, he was apprehended soon after he voluntarily left the water. He was then transferred to hospital for assessment.
The man will face court today charged with multiple driving offences including two counts of failing to stop for police, aggravated driving, two counts of driving at police, driving while suspended and two counts of breaching a good behaviour bond.
Police are also investigating some property located in the vehicle.
Police will oppose bail and anticipate further charges to be laid pending forensic testing.