A 24-year-old Queanbeyan man was arrested by members from Tuggeranong Police Station early this morning following a short pursuit through Wanniassa (Friday, August 26).
About 3.45am police were patrolling Wanniassa when they saw two cars exiting a car park on Denigan Street and accelerating away at high speed. Police activated emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to conduct a traffic stop on both cars. The cars continued to accelerate away from police.
At the intersection of Castleton Crescent and Bugden Avenue, Gowrie, one of the cars, a silver Honda Prelude, lost control and mounted the gutter, coming to rest in the garden of a residential home. The other car, a white Hyundai Excel, left the area.
Checks by police revealed the silver Honda Prelude had been stolen from a unit complex in Phillip.
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The driver and passenger of the Honda Prelude were taken into custody with the passenger later released without charge. The 24-year-old driver was taken to the ACT Watch House and is charged with Drive While Disqualified, Drive Motor Vehicle without Consent, Going Equipped for Theft and Not Stop Vehicle If Requested/Signaled by Police. He will attend the ACT Magistrate’s Court later today.
The white Hyundai Excel was later located burnt out in Karabar, Queanbeyan.