Police arrest man following pursuit
Release Date: Saturday, August 11 2012, 09:09 AM
ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Dunlop man following a vehicle pursuit in Belconnen yesterday afternoon (Friday, August 10).
Around 2.20pm Belconnen Patrol members were conducting a mobile patrol along Kuringa Drive when they saw a white Holden Commodore travelling at excessive speed.
Police activated their lights and sirens attempting a traffic stop on the vehicle, however the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.
The pursuit travelled past several Belconnen suburbs before being terminated by the Belconnen Patrol.
A short time later members of the public flagged down another patrol and advised a vehicle, matching the description of the car involved in the pursuit, had collided with a wooden retaining wall in their front yard. The car sustained some minor damage before driving off.
The vehicle, which is suspected to be stolen, was located several streets away with a flat tyre.
A man matching the description of the driver was located a short distance away. He had the keys to the car in his possession and was a disqualified driver.
A maximum speed of 160 km/h was reached during the pursuit which lasted for 1 minute and 19 seconds.
The man was charged with driving while disqualified and several traffic offences. He received Watch House bail to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday, August 21 2012.