6 September 2019

Man to face court after injuring two kids in hit and run

| Lachlan Roberts
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A 36-year-old man has handed himself into City Police Station after he hit two children with his car while fleeing from police on Wednesday evening (4 September).

Around 6:10 pm, police attempted to stop a grey Holden Commodore sedan in a carpark at Emu Bank in Belconnen but the driver reversed the Commodore towards the police vehicle and fled the scene at speed.

As the man sped off, the vehicle hit two children standing next to the road and also a number of parked vehicles. Both children received minor injuries.

A short time later, the vehicle was located and police apprehended two passengers.

Earlier today (6 September), the driver handed himself to the City Police Station. He will appear in court charged with reckless driving, failing to stop and give assistance, drive while disqualified and failing to stop for police.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with dash-cam footage of the grey Commodore in the Belconnen area prior to the incident.

People with information that could assist police are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6435336. Information can be provided anonymously.

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