ACT Policing has arrested a 37-year-old man, after he fled from police early this morning (Friday, May 17).
Around 4.30am police were conducting routine patrols along Hindmarsh Drive, Garran when they observed the driver of a white ute with a quantity of copper in the tray acting in a suspicious manner.
Police activated their emergency lights and sirens indicating for the driver to stop, however the driver continued without stopping.
Police pursued the vehicle through the suburbs of Mawson, Pearce, Garran and Phillip before the vehicle came to a stop in Ainsworth Street, where the driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.
Police found the man hiding behind a pile of gravel.
The pursuit lasted 10 minutes and reached a top speed of 140km/h.
The man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he is expected to be charged later today.
[Courtesy ACT Policing]