Learner driver crashes stolen vehicle

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A 20-year-old learner driver has faced court today (Thursday, 17 March 2022) for stealing her sister's car, before crashing the vehicle into a power pole in Holt on Monday (14 March 2022).   

About 6:00pm on Monday, Holt residents reported a vehicle that collided with a power pole at the intersection of Beaurepaire Crescent and Armstrong Street.   

ACT Policing conducted interviews with the 20-year-old learner driver and her mother and sister. The driver admitted to driving unaccompanied, without the permission of her sister, before crashing the vehicle.  

She was arrested on Wednesday (16 March 2022) in Belconnen and was charged with:   

  • Taking a motor vehicle without consent  

  • Driving a stolen motor vehicle  

  • Using an unregistered or suspended vehicle  

  • Using an uninsured motor vehicle   

  • Being an unaccompanied Learner driver   

  • Negligent driving – other than death/injury  

Police believe witnesses spoke to the driver at the collision location.  

Anyone witnessed the collision or who spoke to the driver is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference 7058190. 

ACT Policing reminds Canberrans to exercise caution when driving on ACT roads and to obey the designated speed limits. 


Media enquiries  

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


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