Man charged following interstate police pursuit

A 19-year-old Bonython man is due to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today following a police pursuit that ended in Queanbeyan.

About 9.15pm yesterday (Friday, 8 March 2024), ACT Policing was notified by New South Wales Police of a Ford Falcon doing burnouts on Lanyon Drive in Queanbeyan. 

Shortly after, police observed the vehicle on the Monaro Highway and followed it in an unmarked police car. During this time, police observed the driver of the vehicle driving dangerously and erratically, exceeding the posted speed limit and weaving between other cars with their headlights turned off. 

Police attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver failed to stop, and police initiated a pursuit. The vehicle stopped at a dead-end residential street in Queanbeyan and five occupants fled the scene on foot. Two passengers were apprehended and spoken to by police, and the driver of the vehicle was arrested in Bonython later that evening. 

He was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, speeding, improper use of a motor vehicle, driving while suspended and driving an unregistered vehicle.



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