Dangerous driver to face multiple charges

A 22-year-old man will face court in September after he allegedly conducted burnouts, failed to stop for police, engaged in pursuits, mounted median strips, drove at dangerous speeds and drove head-on into oncoming traffic.  

About 1.00pm yesterday (Wednesday, 3 August 2022) officers conducting patrol duties in Tuggeranong witnessed a silver Ford utility conducting burnouts and driving erratically on Drakeford Drive, Bonython.  

Police engaged the driver and he failed to stop, later being observed speeding, mounting median strips and driving on the incorrect side of Drakeford Drive towards oncoming traffic.  

The utility was pursued through a number of suburbs before the driver approached a school via a greenbelt area. At this time the pursuit was terminated due to the serious risk to the public.  

Police were able to confirm the identity of the driver during the pursuit and enquiries about his location were made at a number of addresses. At about 2.00pm, the 22-year-old Chisholm man was arrested at an address in Wanniassa.  

He has been charged with two counts of fail to stop for police, two counts of dangerous driving, drive with a learner's licence unaccompanied, drive an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and drive with incorrect number plates. He was granted police bail to appear before court at a later date. 

The arrest of this man was coordinated by a newly established ACT Policing taskforce targeting high-risk driving behaviours and stolen vehicles which are often used in the carriage of other crimes such as burglaries and assaults. 

Anyone who has dash cam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7177768. 


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