Erratic driver on way to supermarket allegedly runs red light on wrong side of road, evades police

by | Jun 5, 2020 | Cops | 0 comments

A man who created a commotion in the Darwin CBD yesterday morning after allegedly running a red light on the wrong side of the road and fishtailing with a flat tyre has been arrested, police say.

Northern Territory Police said they responded to a report shortly before 8:00am yesterday that a motorist in a maroon Holden Commodore sedan was driving “dangerous and erratic” within the CBD.

The driver allegedly continued driving after running a red light on the wrong side of the road while fishtailing with a flat tyre.

NT police chased the vehicle along Mitchell Street.

Instead of pulling over, he drove into a nearby car park crashing through a mesh fence and bumped into another parked vehicle in an adjacent car park. No injuries were reported.

The driver refused to engage with police and walked towards a nearby supermarket. Additional responding officers arrested him.

The 48-year old man was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital for blood analysis testing.

It’s still unknown if the man was under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, as police did not disclose that in a statement about the incident.

He was placed at the Palmerston Watch House where he remains in custody.

The man faces multiple traffic offenses. 

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