14 August 2019

Police car rammed in Fyshwick

| Lachlan Roberts
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The driver of a black Mazda 6 has rammed a police vehicle in a Fyshwick carpark on Wednesday afternoon (14 August), before leading police on a chase through the north of Canberra.

Around 1:40 pm, officers were attempting to stop a black Mazda 6 in a carpark in Fyshwick, when the Mazda driver rammed a police vehicle and drove off at speed.

Police made attempts to intercept the vehicle in north Canberra suburbs but stopped the chase due to community safety concerns.

Around 3 pm, following a call from a member of the public, police found the abandoned vehicle in Ainslie.

An ACT Policing spokesperson said enquiries relating to the driver and passenger are ongoing.

“While no-one was injured in this incident, police are concerned that a small number of individuals are choosing to drive in an extremely dangerous manner to avoid police,” the spokesperson said.

“This puts not only themselves but innocent road users at risk.”

Anyone with information about the vehicle, its occupants or dashcam footage of the vehicle driving dangerously should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.

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