Pursuit sees woman arrested, vehicle seized

Charged with driving offences

A 37-year-old woman was arrested yesterday (Sunday, 29 May 2022) following a pursuit of a Subaru Liberty in Tuggeranong and Woden suburbs.   

About 5:35pm yesterday, members of the public contacted ACT Policing regarding a blue Subaru Liberty driving erratically in the Wanniassa area. 

About 5:50pm, an unmarked police vehicle attempted a traffic stop of a blue Subaru Liberty after observing it driving on the wrong side of McBryde Crescent. Shortly after the Subaru failed to stop for police on Wheeler Cresent and a pursuit commenced.  

While the vehicle was travelling on Erindale Drive, police successfully deployed stop sticks and the front left tyre began to deflate. The pursuit continued onto Mawson Drive. As the Subaru drove past the Mawson Shops, a second set of stop sticks were successfully deployed, deflating the right front tyre.  

The Subaru drove at low speed through a red light at the intersection of Mawson Drive and Athllon Drive and continued onto Beasley Street, Pearce, where it came to a stop. The female driver was arrested and her car, fitted with plates from another vehicle, was seized.  

The 37-year-old driver was charged with multiple offences including fail to stop for police, aggravated dangerous driving, driving under the influence of a drug, driving a vehicle with numberplate issued to another vehicle, and use unregistered and uninsured vehicle.  

The woman is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Monday 30 May 2022).   

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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