Drink-driver caught after police pursuit
Release Date: Friday, July 13 2012, 10:10 AM
ACT Policing will charge a 21-year-old Phillip woman with drink-driving, driving with licence suspended, furious/reckless driving and failing to stop when requested by police after a pursuit in Weston early this morning.
Police on patrol in Streeton Drive around 4.20am today (Friday, July 13) attempted a traffic stop on a white Mitsubishi Lancer sedan for the purposes of conducting a roadside screening test on the driver.
The driver failed to stop and a pursuit commenced through Phillip and Mawson. The driver finally stopped in Wilkins St, Mawson, where she refused a roadside screening test and was conveyed to Woden Police Station. She later returned a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.122.
The pursuit had lasted four and a half minutes, with alleged offender reaching a highest speed of 140km/h.
The woman was conveyed to the ACT Watch House. She is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court later this morning.