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Charges – Recklessly Endanger Life – Alice Springs

Tuesday 21-Mar-2017 14:56

Northern Territory Police have charged a 35-year-old man following an incident involving a police officer in Alice Springs.

Senior Constable First Class Jan-Paul Antemes said the incident occurred about 5:00pm yesterday in Heavitree Gap.

“The man appeared highly intoxicated when he started to drive erratically,” he said.

“Police allege the offender intentionally drove at speed towards a police officer several times. The officer had to take cover to avoid being struck.

“The man was arrested a short time later and his vehicle was seized under the anti hooning legislation.”

The man was charged with:

  • Recklessly endanger life
  • Drive manner dangerous
  • Drive whilst disqualified
  • Drive high range drink driving
  • Fail to obey direction of police officer
  • Drive unregistered vehicle
  • Drive vehicle causing loss of traction
  • Damaging surface of road or public place
  • Engage conduct contravene DVO

He was remanded in custody to appear in the Alice Springs Court tomorrow.

Police are calling for any witnesses to contact 131 444.