Media release

Charges – Traffic offences – Darwin


Northern Territory Police have charged a 39-year-old man following a vehicle pursuit on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

At 1:40pm, police were travelling along Bagot Road when they observed a vehicle weaving through traffic at 120km/h in a 70km/h zone. Police activated their sirens and commenced a pursuit through Ludmilla, The Narrows and Winnellie. The vehicle narrowly missed a vehicle on Stuart Highway, The Narrows, and the pursuit was terminated at the Airport Gates.

Police sighted the vehicle a short time later on Amy Johnson Drive then apprehended the driver in Leanyer. The man was tested for alcohol and returned a positive reading of 0.145 BrAC.

He was charged with:

  • drive medium range blood alcohol content
  • drive vehicle recklessly
  • fail to comply with directions of police
  • exceed speed limit by over 45km/h.

He has been bailed to appear in Darwin Local Court on Thursday 3 September 2020.

Senior Constable Kevin Carr said, “Due to the manner of driving it was lucky that no accidents occurred involving other road users”.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Please quote reference number 9383260.

PFES Media