Man arrested after early morning pursuit
Release Date: Friday, May 18 2012, 01:00 PM
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old man after a vehicle pursuit early this morning (Friday, May 18) which ended on Haydon Drive.
Around 4.25am today, a Belconnen Patrol team was conducting laser speed enforcement and roadside breath testing in Aranda when a Nissan Pulsar did not slow down and drove directly towards an officer.
The officer was forced to run onto the median strip to avoid being hit by the car.
Police activated warning lights and sirens to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver ignored them, and accelerated away.
A pursuit ensued which lasted for under a minute before the car pulled into a driveway in Bruce.
The driver tested positive to a roadside breath screening test and was taken back to Belconnen Police Station where he recorded an Alcohol Content (AC) of 0.171, which is more than three times over the legal limit.
The driver was issued with an Immediate Suspension Notice and will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.