13 July 2023

UPDATED: Wanted woman refused bail over alleged hit and run of police officer

| Claire Fenwicke
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Felicity Loiterton

Police had previously urged Felicity Loiterton to hand herself in at her nearest police station. Photo: ACT Policing.

UPDATE, 1.30 pm : A woman accused of a hit and run against a police officer, who allegedly went over the bonnet of her car before rolling off when she drove into him, has been refused bail.

It is alleged police tried to stop Felicity Marie Loiterton when she had been driving an Audi A4 in the Australian National University campus around 4.30 pm on Monday (10 July), court documents say.

When she allegedly drove into a cul-de-sac, police got out of their vehicle and approached her on foot.

It is alleged while gesturing at her to stop, she accelerated towards one, forcing the officer to fall forwards onto the bonnet and then roll off onto the road. Loiterton then allegedly drove away at high speed.

The 30-year-old handed herself in to a police station on Thursday (13 July) and applied for bail in the ACT Magistrates Court after being charged with failing to stop for police, driving at police and assault.

Her lawyer, Adrian McKenna from Hugo Law Group, said she had a strong support network, employment working as a rigger and two children.

The former Muay Thai champion had also reengaged in training, he said.

However, Magistrate Glenn Theakston ultimately refused bail over the alleged risks of reoffending. She was remanded in custody and the matter was adjourned to 3 August. No pleas were entered.

THURSDAY: A former national Muay Thai champion has handed herself into police as investigations into an alleged hit and run of a police officer continue.

A wanted alert had been issued for Felicity Loiterton earlier this week after an officer was allegedly deliberately run over by a red Audi on the Australian National University campus in Acton on Monday afternoon (10 July).

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No charges have been laid, with police stating the 30-year-old had “presented herself” to them on Thursday (13 July).

“She is currently assisting investigators with their enquiries,” a statement read.

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