Police charge man with resisting arrest after crash at Queanbeyan

A man has been charged following a crash near the NSW/ACT border overnight.

About 4am (Sunday 21 February 2021), officers attached to Monaro Police District were patrolling the Queanbeyan suburb of Karabar, when they attempted to stop a BMW 330CI on Donald Road for a roadside breath test.

The BMW accelerated away, turning left into Murray Street before failing to negotiate abend, crashing into a tree.

The BMW stopped due to the damage sustained in the crash and officers approached the vehicle; however, the driver refused to get out and continued attempts to drive off.

While attempting to forcefully remove the driver, a taser and OC spray was deployed, and the 28-year-old man was arrested.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries as a result of the crash, before being taken to Queanbeyan Hospital in a stable condition. The man also underwent mandatory testing.

The man was later transferred to Queanbeyan Police Station where he was charged with fail to comply with request or signal to stop vehicle and resist officer in execution of duty.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 12 April 2021.

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