Man arrested for trying to avoid police in car with one tyre missing

A 41-year-old Karabar (NSW) man will front the ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning after allegedly trying to avoid police in NSW and the ACT – all with one tyre missing. 

At about 10.45pm last night (Wednesday, 8 November), NSW Police informed ACT Policing that they were in pursuit of a grey Subaru Liberty station wagon which was heading towards the ACT. 

ACT Policing will then allege they were able to locate the vehicle shortly after on Athlion Drive in Wanniassa noting the rubber from the rear passenger side tyre was gone. Police activated their emergency warning lights and siren and the vehicle pulled to the side of the road. 

As a Road Policing member was walking towards the vehicle, the driver has attempted to accelerate away from police, however after travelling about 100 metres with one tyre missing, the vehicle lost control and stopped on an embankment where the driver fled from the vehicle. 

After a short foot pursuit, police were able to apprehend the driver and take him into custody.  The vehicle was seized under road transport legislation for failing to stop. 

Police observed other items in the vehicle which they believe may have been stolen and a search warrant will be executed on the vehicle. 

The Karabar man has been charged with one count of failing to stop a motor vehicle for police, one count of unlawful possession of stolen property as well as three other driving related offences. He will front court this morning. 


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