Man charged after reckless driving and officer assault

Charged with multiple offences

A 40-year-old Fisher man who was allegedly speeding at more than 130km/h on Northbourne Avenue has been charged with multiple offences following his arrest last night.  

About 11.10pm last night (Sunday 17 July 2022) police observed a black Honda Civic sedan to be travelling in excess of 100km/h on Northbourne Avenue at Turner. 

A short pursuit began and was then stopped due to the erratic nature of the driving and the risk it posed to the community.  

The vehicle travelled briefly into NSW before returning to the ACT a short time later.  

At three separate points – the driver allegedly drove at police who were on foot, attempting to deploy stop sticks. The vehicle was observed to be travelling in excess of 130km/h at this time.

Soon after, stop sticks were successfully used and the driver came to a stop in the southbound lanes of Northbourne Avenue at Dickson.  

During his arrest, the driver fought with police, with one officer suffering a broken lower leg during the altercation.  

The 40-year-old Fisher man was later charged with four counts of drive at police, fail to stop for police, drug driving, reckless driving, obstruct a Territory official, assault a front line community service provider and possession of an offensive weapon. 

He is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday 18 July 2022).  


Media Enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, 


Quick Exit