Duo to face court after crashing stolen car

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ACT Policing responded to a collision in Gungahlin yesterday (Thursday, 22 July 2021) and arrested two men, one of whom had also been arrested last week while already on bail.

Police will allege the pair stole a red Fiat 500 about 7.50pm yesterday from outside a grocery store in Gungahlin while the driver, who had left the vehicle unsecured, had gone into the store.

About 7.55pm, the Fiat was involved in a collision with a White Toyota Hilux on Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Gungahlin, which caused the Hilux to completely roll over, and the Fiat to collide with a tree.

ACT Ambulance Service paramedics attended the scene. Four people in the Hilux received treatment at the scene, with one of them taken to hospital for suspected neck and spinal injuries. Both men in the stolen Fiat were transported to hospital by ambulance.

The alleged driver of the Fiat, a 27-year-old Hawker man on bail, was charged with driving while suspended, property damage and driving a motor vehicle without consent. The alleged passenger, a 30-year-old Watson man, was charged with joint commission of tasking a motor vehicle and riding in a motor vehicle without consent.

Both men are due to face the ACT Magistrates’ Court today, and police expect to lay charges against both men arising from other unrelated offences.

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Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au

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