Harmful driver in stolen automobile faces court docket

A MAN has been arrested for allegedly stealing a automotive from a house in Bruce, driving it down the unsuitable aspect of the highway, inflicting two collisions and threatening arson.

About 2.15pm yesterday (October 5) the 24-year-old man stole a white Toyota Landcruiser from Bruce, earlier than driving it on the unsuitable aspect of Caswell Drive.

Quickly after, the Landcruiser collided with autos on the Tuggeranong Parkway and in Kent Avenue earlier than the motive force stopped the automobile in a playground in Strangways Avenue, Curtin, simply after 3pm.

The person then allegedly took a jerry can from a close-by storage and said he was going to set the automobile alight, however when confronted by a passer-by, the person left the playground within the Landcruiser earlier than getting into a Curtin residence, the place he was informed to go away by the home-owner.

Shortly afterwards, officers from Operation Toric positioned the Landcruiser in Parker Avenue, Curtin, and arrested the person a brief distance away.

The person will seem within the ACT Magistrates Courtroom in the present day, charged with aggravated housebreaking, taking a motorcar with out consent, harmful driving, not leaving particulars after a crash, offering a false title or deal with, and threatening to commit arson.

Operation Toric is continuous to focus on harmful driving and stolen autos throughout the ACT. Because it started operation in August greater than 70 apprehensions have occurred and greater than 220 prices have been laid.