Man to face court following dangerous driving incident

A 22-year-old Chifley man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with multiple offences following a dangerous driving incident yesterday. 

On Monday, 13 May 2024, a white Santa Fe, jewellery, and a wallet were stolen from a residence in Chapman. 

About 12.15pm yesterday (Wednesday, 15 May 2024), the white Santa Fe was observed driving erratically at speed, and mounting gutters along Cotter Road. 

A short time later, police observed the vehicle on Bindubi Street, Aranda, allegedly bearing stolen numberplates, travelling at speed, weaving in and out of traffic, and ignoring red lights. 

About 1.20pm, police received information that the vehicle was parked at Belconnen mall. The man was located inside the mall, where he was allegedly found in possession of a knife and illicit substances.  

He was subsequently arrested and charged with driving while licence was suspended, driving with a prescribed drug in oral fluid, possessing a knife without a reasonable excuse, dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle without consent, and driving a vehicle with number plate issued for another vehicle. The man was subject to an Intensive Corrections Order at the time of his arrest. 

Further charges in relation to this matter are expected.  

Police would also ask anyone who witnessed the vehicle being driven around this time, or may have dash-cam footage of the vehicle being driven dangerously to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Please quote 7749423. Information can be provided anonymously. 



POLICE MEDIA — (02) 5126 9070,  

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