Officers affiliated with Operation Toric have extradited and charged a 30-year-old New South Wales man with a vehicular crime committed in Canberra.
Police said a first-instance warrant was issued for the man’s arrest in August after he failed to comply with bail conditions for a previous driving offense (driving in a disqualified state).
Task force members saw a man in a car while patrolling Ainsley on Friday (October 14).
Officers said that when they tried to get the man out of his vehicle to arrest him, he “randomly” backed up and drove away.
He allegedly narrowly missed hitting the police in the process.
Police did not actively pursue the car out of public safety concerns, but they were able to keep the car in sight.
Officers claimed to have seen the man “reckless driving”, including passing other vehicles, passing multiple vehicles on a solid line, and suddenly cutting in traffic.
A subsequent investigation led to police going to Jella Bombera’s home that evening and the man arrested with the assistance of NSW police.
ACT police succeeded in requesting his extradition from the Queanbeyan District Court on Saturday (October 15) and the man was taken to the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
He is due to be charged with dangerous driving by failing to stop the vehicle in the ACT Magistrate’s Court on Monday (October 17).
Original article published on Riot by Claire Fenwick.