Media release

Arrest - Officer Assaulted - Wagaman

Police

Northern Territory Police have arrested a 48-year-old male following a traffic pursuit early this morning. 

At approximately 2:20am, police were conducting patrols when they observed a silver Holden Commodore on Lee Point Road travelling at excessive speed. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however, the driver failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.

A short time later, police located the driver in the parked vehicle and attempted to arrest the male. The male allegedly drove dangerously causing police to pursue him a second time. 

Police later located the male in Anula were he attempted to evade police on foot before being taken into custody.

During the arrest, the offender allegedly assaulted a police officer by striking the officer in the shoulder with his leg.

The male has been charged with;

•           Assault a member of the police force;

•           Drive a motor vehicle while disqualified;

•           Drive at a speed and manner dangerous;

•           Drive medium range blood alcohol content (0.141); and

•           Resist police in execution of duty.

The male has been remanded in police custody and will appear in Darwin Local Court tomorrow. 

PFES Media