A 37 year old Braddon man has been arrested after leading police on a chase and crashing a stolen car.
Around 1pm police were patrolling on Hayley Street, Ainslie when they saw a blue coloured Ford Festiva travelling above the speed limit.
Police pulled the driver over but the man suddenly accelerated away.
The pursuit ended shortly after the driver turned onto Quick Street and failed to negotiate a bend, entering a gravel pit on the side of the road and colliding with a small embankment.
The driver received minor injuries and was cleared by ACT Ambulance Service.
Checks by police revealed the car had been stolen from Braddon on August 27. The man was arrested and taken to City Police Station where he underwent a breath analysis, recording an alcohol content of 0.189 grams.
The man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drink driving, driving a stolen car, driving while disqualified, furious/reckless/dangerous driving and not stopping when requested to by police.
Police will be opposing bail.