A MAN who stole a scraper tractor and went on a dangerous 20-minute joy-ride along busy Northbourne avenue has been arrested.About 12.25pm yesterday police received reports of a 30-tonne yellow road scraper driving erratically along Northbourne Avenue in Braddon, running through several red traffic lights and driving onto the medium strip.
The driver reportedly continued to drive south along Northbourne Avenue to the Deakin High School oval, causing damage to the grass.
About 12.50pm police found and arrested the driver at Deakin High School. He was taken into police custody and taken to the Canberra Hospital for tests.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or can assist police in their investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or viaact.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.