Man drives ute at police officer

Share Canberra's trusted news:

A MAN has accelerated his ute “harshly” towards a police officer while she was attempting to speak with him yesterday (May 17) on Mowatt Street, Queanbeyan East, about his driving.

It was about 1.35pm when she avoided being hit before pursuing the ute.

Officers lost sight of the ute before it was sighted on Bungendore Road by another police vehicle, which saw the ute cross to the incorrect side of the road and hit a guard rail.

Police were forced to end the chase shortly after due to safety concerns.

The ute was driven into the ACT and was found empty about 1.50pm on Pialligo Avenue, near the airport.

A search involving police from both NSW and the ACT is now underway for the driver.

The man is described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged in his 20s, with a slim build and dark hair styled in a mullet. He was wearing a dark-coloured top.

Anyone with information about the driver’s identity or his whereabouts is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.

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 citynews.com.au 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 articleReview / Wild and wacky ride through an artistic minefield
Next articleReview / Setting free the saxophones

Leave a Reply