Man and woman to face court for multiple driving offences

Facing Court

ACT Policing charged a 33-year-old Holt man and a 25-year-old Phillip woman with a number of driving offences after their vehicle failed to stop for police last night (Saturday, 26 December 2020).

Police were conducting a mobile patrol at an apartment complex in Reid about 10.45pm when the man and woman suddenly fled to their vehicle after seeing police.

Officers followed the vehicle which had been reported stolen from an address in Braddon on Sunday, 20 December 2020.

The vehicle fled down Limestone Avenue before police successfully deployed stop sticks on Cowper Street impacting the front left wheel of the vehicle.

The vehicle came to a stop on Northbourne Avenue in Turner before the occupants led police on a short foot chase before being apprehended.

The man was on parole at the time of the incident and was charged with aggravated driving, failing to stop for police, driving a motor vehicle without consent and entering an intersection through a red light.

The woman was charged with riding in a motor vehicle without consent.

The pair are due to appear before the ACT Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 28 December 2020.

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