15 October 2019

Woman charged after evading police by driving wrong way down Monaro Highway

| Lachlan Roberts
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The car was seen driving the wrong way down the Monaro Highway at speed. Screengrab from dashcam footage.

A woman has been charged with multiple traffic offences after she drove down the wrong side of the Monaro Highway to evade being pulled over by police last night.

Around 7:45 pm, ACT Policing attempted to pull over an orange Holden Commodore on the Monaro Highway. The 25-year-old driver braked suddenly and deliberately reversed into a Ford Territory which was following the Commodore.

The driver then left the scene, crossing onto the wrong side of the highway.

At around 9:15 pm, police met the driver of the Commodore at an address in Chisholm and shortly after she was charged with unlicenced driving, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, not exchanging details following a collision and breach of a good behaviour order.

The woman is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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