Media release

Call for witnesses - Alice Springs

Police

Police are calling for witnesses to a traffic incident following the arrests of a 34-year-old man who was wanted by police for breaching his parole.

Just after 10pm on Sunday, police observed a white Toyota Hilux travelling along Smith Street and indicated for the vehicle to stop.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle is alleged to have driven away at speed before being being involved in a collision on Undoolya Road.

The driver continued to ignore police directions to stop the vehicle before he and his 34-year-old male passenger fled the vehicle into surrounding scrub land on foot.

Police Dog Fitzy tracked and located a 31-year-old man, who was arrested and charged with;

•          Drive Unlicensed

•          Driver manger Dangerous during pursuit

•          Refuse to provide blood sample.

The Drone Operations Unit, K9 Unit, motor bike patrols and members of Strike Force Viper continued to pursue the 34-year-old man another 2.5km before he was located hiding under a rocky crevice, and arrested.

He was arrested and taken to the Alice Springs Hospital for minor cuts and abrasions.

Police are calling for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident, to contact them on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report it online via crimestoppersnt.com.au

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