Alleged drunk driver stole car in Palmerston and led police on high-speed chase

by | May 18, 2020 | Cops, News | 0 comments

A 31-year-old allegedly drunk man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Palmerston and leading police on a high-speed chase.

Northern Territory Police reported that around midnight on Saturday, May 16, a 46-year-old male victim had his running vehicle parked at a service station wash bay in Palmerston when the offender took the vehicle.

The type of vehicle was not disclosed.

Authorities were able to locate the vehicle right away as the victim’s phone was left in the car when it was taken, making its whereabouts traceable.

The vehicle was later spotted in Driver, when the pursuit began.

It travelled throughout Palmerston before heading outbound on the Stuart Highway where it allegedly ran several red lights and reached high speeds, police said.

NT Police terminated the pursuit and multiple officers commenced a search for the stolen vehicle.

It was finally located in Livingstone where the man was arrested.

He was subjected to an alcohol breath analysis which returned a positive result of .146 per cent.

The man was also found to be disqualified from driving in the NT.

He was charged with unlawful use of motor vehicle, engaging in dangerous driving during pursuit, drink-driving medium range, and driving a motor vehicle while disqualified.

He was scheduled to appear in Darwin Local Court today.

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