Running for the border ends badly for Braddon man

Share Canberra's trusted news:

police vehicles

ACT Policing has apprehended a male after failing to stop his vehicle when directed by NSW Police and fleeing across the NSW border into the ACT yesterday afternoon (June 8).

About 4.40pm, ACT Policing was notified that a NSW Police highway patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle which had entered the ACT from NSW near Williamsdale. A short time later the pursuit was terminated within the ACT.

About 4.50pm, an ACT Policing Tuggeranong Patrol member observed the vehicle, which had been involved in the pursuit with NSW Police, turn left from the Monaro Highway onto Johnson drive. The patrol then signalled for the driver to stop the vehicle and the driver complied.

At this time, ACT Policing identified a boy in the front passenger seat of the vehicle.

The 31-year-old Braddon man was arrested and conveyed to the ACT Watch House.

The man was charged for offences relating to reckless driving and exceeding the speed limit and will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning.

ACT Policing Traffic Operations Station Sergeant Rod Anderson said the incident was well coordinated between NSW Police and ACT Policing.

“The pursuit was managed well by all members involved and was resolved safely and successfully,” Sergeant Anderson Said.

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleHonours list: Virginia and Tim among birthday best
Next articleIllegal yabby trappers are killing local platypus

Leave a Reply