An 18-year-old man is in critical condition in The Canberra Hospital following a pursuit with police in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, April 3).
About 12.26am members from Tuggeranong Police Station were on mobile patrol when they have attempted to pull over a black Holden Commodore on Garratt Street in Wanniassa.
The driver of the Commodore failed to stop and a pursuit commenced along Wheeler Crescent, onto Fincham Crescent and Sternberg Crescent, with the driver reaching speeds of up to 120km/h. As the car turned back on to Wheeler Crescent the driver lost control and collided with a tree, impacting on the rear driver’s side passenger door.
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Two men fled the car while two other males remained in the car, one with critical injuries. The driver was located a short time later and was arrested. He will be charged with a number of serious driving offences, including drink-driving.
One of the passengers is still missing and police are appealing for him to come forward.
A blue Holden Commodore sedan, possibly a VL, with P-plates was in the vicinity shortly before the pursuit commenced. Police would like to speak with the driver and passengers of this vehicle.
Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.