22 February 2021

Taser used to arrest man who refused roadside breath test in Queanbeyan

| Michael Weaver
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Police have arrested a man in Queanbeyan for refusing to stop for a roadside breath test. Photo: File.

Police officers from Queanbeyan were forced to use a taser and OC spray to arrest a 28-year-old man who crashed into a tree after refusing to stop for a roadside breath test during the early hours of Sunday morning (21 February).

The man was driving on Donald Road in Queanbeyan at about 4:00 am when officers from Monaro Police District attempted to stop a BMW 330CI on Donald Road for a roadside breath test.

The BMW accelerated away, turning left into Murray Street before failing to negotiate abend and crashing into a tree.

The BMW stopped due to the damage sustained in the crash and officers approached the vehicle; however, the driver refused to get out and continued his attempts to drive off.

While attempting to remove the driver from the car, a taser and OC spray was deployed, and the 28-year-old man was arrested.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries resulting from the crash before being taken to Queanbeyan Hospital in a stable condition. The man also underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

NSW Police have not yet released the results of the tests.

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The man was later transferred to Queanbeyan Police Station where he was charged with failing to comply with a request or signal to stop a vehicle and resisting an officer in the execution of duty.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday, 12 April.

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russianafroman8:43 pm 22 Feb 21

Hopefully he learns a lesson after totaling his car and receiving a massive fine.

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