Police seek witnesses to Dangerous Driving in Devonport on Tuesday
Police investigating a dangerous driving incident in the East Devonport area on Tuesday are seeking dash cam or smart phone vision from the public.
Around 2:05pm on Tuesday, police attempted to intercept a black holden Calais on Formby Road underneath the Victoria Bridge.
The two men inside the vehicle were wearing face coverings.
The driver of the vehicle took evasive action to prevent the interception and committed several traffic offences. This included disobeying traffic lights, failing to indicate, cutting other vehicles off, travelling at speed and on the incorrect side of the road.
A police response was initiated, and at 2:10 pm, the vehicle was successfully spiked on Wright Street, East Devonport before coming to a stop on the Bass Highway near the Port Sorell Road overpass.
A 31-year-old East Devonport man fled on foot into paddocks before being arrested by police. He was remanded in custody to face charges of dangerous driving, evading police, driving whilst disqualified and breach of bail.
He will next appear before the Burnie Magistrates Court on 26 April.
The passenger was taken into custody before being released without charge.
Sergeant James Scicluna of the Western Road & Public Order Services is asking for public assistance in relation to this incident. “The behaviour of this driver was extremely dangerous to all road users and could easily have resulted in tragedy. We are asking for anyone who witnessed the Black Calais, particularly those who may have dash cam footage, to please contact police on 131 444 and quote report number 657653.”
Anyone with dashcam or smartphone vision is asked to upload it direct to investigators via – https://taspol.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/police-seek-vision-black-holden-calais-devonport
General information in relation to criminal activity can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au