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One-tyred Commodore attempts to flee police

Vehicle apprehended by police.

POLICE were forced to use spike strips last night (June 7) after the driver of a Holden Commodore attempted to flee at more than 160km/h through the suburbs of Tuggeranong.

At about 7.45pm, police directed the Commodore to stop after observing reckless driving. The 33-year-old Greenway man sped off through several Tuggeranong suburbs at speeds of up to 165km/h before crossing the NSW border.

A short time later, the car was observed travelling southbound on the Monaro Highway towards Tuggeranong.

With three of the car’s tyres punctured by police stop sticks, the driver continued to flee and crossed onto the wrong side of the road on Tharwa Drive.

The Commodore eventually came to a stop on Tom Roberts Avenue, Conder, and police apprehended the two occupants as they attempted to flee on foot.

The driver will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (June 8) charged with driving while disqualified, drug driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, use of an unregistered vehicle, use of an uninsured motor vehicle, using a not properly issued number plate, and breach of parole.

Anyone with footage of the red Holden Commodore last night between 7.30pm and 8.20pm is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000.

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