Alleged meth-head with car full of ammo arrested driving erratically on busy road

by | Apr 7, 2022 | Cops | 0 comments

A man allegedly high on meth who was driving erratically on Tiger Brennan Drive with a “quantity” of ammunition in his car on Wednesday morning has been arrested after the car became bogged, NT Police said.

Police attempted to pull over a black Suburu Impreza hatchback on Tiger Brennan Drive headed towards Palmerston, around 11:15am, but the driver failed to stop and continued to drive recklessly with police ending the pursuit, police said.

Officers then reportedly “cordoned the area” before Palmerston and located the vehicle with a drone and dog unit bogged and abandoned on a dirt track 3kms from the Jenkins Road turn-off.

The 33-year-old man was then located by dog handler Senior Constable Steven Dalrymple and dog Drax, arrested and taken to the Palmerston watchhouse.

Officers searched the vehicle and “located a quantity of ammunition”, police said in a statement.

“The man was subject to a drug test, returning a positive result for methamphetamine,” police said.

The man was to appear in local court today charged with possessing ammunition without a permit, driving a vehicle in a dangerous manner, failing to obey an officer, failing to meet storage requirements and failing to supply a saliva sample for drug testing.

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