Man to face court for COVID-19 breach and drug offences

On Sunday morning (8 August 2021) ACT Policing arrested a 29-year-old Carramar (NSW) man who was allegedly in the ACT from a COVID-19 hotspot and in possession of drugs.

Police will allege about 1.50am Sunday, the man refused to stop his car when directed to do so by police in Bunda Street, Canberra City.

The man drove into Tocumwal Lane before abandoning his car and running into Petrie Plaza. After a short pursuit on foot, police arrested the man.

When the man was searched at the ACT Watch House he was found to be in possession of a substance suspected of being cocaine.

Further enquiries revealed he was in the ACT, in breach of the current Public Health Directions banning people travelling from the Greater Sydney Area to the ACT.

The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday 9 August 2021 charged with failing to comply with a direction by the chief medical officer, failing to stop a motor vehicle, drug possession, and unlawful possession of stolen property.

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