Media release

Arrest - Reckless driving and assault officers - Alice Springs

Police

Four people who drove around the Alice Springs CBD in a reckless manner in a stolen motor vehicle at the weekend have been arrested by Northern Territory Police.

Officers and CCTV operators observed four males, aged from 16 to 19-years-old driving erratically around Alice Springs in a stolen Honda CRV on Friday night.

Multiple people fled the stolen vehicle when stopped on Undoolya Road following the successfully deployment of Tyre Deflation Device by front line officers.

One of the offenders who attempted to flee was tasered after he allegedly ran at an officer armed with an edged weapon. He was arrested and later taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for treatment.

Another offender who struck an officer in the face, was arrested at the scene. Two other offenders were arrested following a foot chase with police.

A 19-year-old man will appear before the Alice Springs Local Court today charged with Unlawful use of a motor vehicle, Stealing.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with one count each of Unlawful Use of a motor vehicel, Armed with offensive weapon, and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

A 17-year-old male has been charged with Unlawful Use of a motor vehicle, Assault police, and will be dealt with under the Youth Justice Act.

A 16-year-old male has been charged with one count of Unlawful Use of a motor vehicle, and will be dealth with under the Youth Justice Act.

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