Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

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An officer was injured when a man drove a stolen car towards a police car while trying to avoid a roadblock, police have claimed. Around 6pm on Tuesday, police patrolled Forbes Street in Turner when they saw what they claimed was a stolen Mercedes CLA43 driven by the accused. Police stationed vehicles at each end of the street, claiming the man was driving up the trail, missing nearly several parked cars and police officers standing nearby. In a statement, police further alleged that the man then drove back onto the road at high speed at the intersection of Forbes Street and Condamine Street, missing a police car narrowly. Police deployed tire emptying devices before the man, 18, allegedly accelerated at high speed and drove toward the police car. The man was arrested, and during a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly found a clip-sealed bag suspected of containing methylamphetamine. MORE LEGAL NEWS The substance has been submitted to the ACT Government Analytical Laboratory assessment. A police officer was taken to Calvary Hospital in an ambulance for minor injuries. The man was also taken to hospital for evaluation. ACT Police’s major collision team attended the scene and will investigate the incident. ACT Fire and Rescue also responded to the collision. The man, who was disqualified and on bail, was initially charged with nine offenses: dangerous driving, driving a police car, damaging a police car, driving a motor vehicle without consent, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for police and possess an addiction medication. Before his court hearing on Wednesday, five more driving and traffic charges were imposed. He did not apply for bail, and bail was formally denied by Special Judge Jane Campbell. He will appear in court again on December 1. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:

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