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Man to face court after allegedly attempting to ram police vehicles

Ian Bushnell 2 June 2019

A 26-year-old Gungahlin man will face court on Monday morning after an alleged drunken rampage behind the wheel of his car in which he attempted to ram another car and two police vehicles.

ACT Policing said that about 12:15 am on Sunday police received reports of a red Holden Commodore, missing one wheel, driving in a dangerous manner on Mulligans Flat Road in Bonner.

Police said the car was driven at another vehicle the driver of which had to take evasive action to avoid being rammed.

When police arrived they saw the Commodore being driven erratically on Mabo Boulevard. The driver then allegedly attempted to ram the police vehicle, before fleeing the area and driving directly at a second police vehicle with its lights and sirens activated.

Police said the Holden Commodore came to a stop when the driver lost control, and officers removed the keys and arrested the driver.

The man was taken to Gungahlin Police station for a breath analysis, returning a high-range blood alcohol reading of 0.164.

The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday charged with offences including aggravated furious reckless dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and drink driving. Police will oppose bail.

Anyone who may have any information that could assist police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.


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