Two to face court on driving charges

Facing court

A 31-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman are expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 6 May 2020) on driving charges.

ACT Policing arrested two people yesterday, for two separate driving incidents.

The man will face charges of reckless driving, fail to stop motor vehicle for police, drive while disqualified, possess a pocket knife without reasonable excuse, and driving with stolen number plates. 

Around 5.30pm on Thursday 2 April 2020 while police were conducting patrols of Fisher, when it is alleged police activated their emergency lights and sirens requesting the man driving a vehicle with stolen plates to stop. The man crossed over to the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic along Namatjira Drive to evade police.

The man returned to the correct side of the road after approximately 50 metres and continued north on Namatjira Drive. Police estimate the man was driving more than 100km/h in a posted 60km/h zone.

Police arrested the man yesterday (Tuesday 5 May 2020) at a Mawson residence

Separately, police will allege yesterday (Tuesday 5 May 2020) the 44-year-old woman was sitting in the driver seat of a vehicle that had collided with a timber koppers log on Townsend Place in Belconnen near a children’s play area.

The women returned a positive roadside screen and was taken to Belconnen Police station for further breath analysis. Inside the police station the woman struck a police officer with a closed fist and refused to undergo a breath test.

She will face charges including refusing a breath test and common assault.

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