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High speed police chase through north Canberra

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Police have charged a man after being led on a high-speed chase through north Canberra that ended with them using "stop sticks" on Saturday night.

Officers saw a vehicle acting in a suspicious manner in Lyneham during a routine patrol about 7.45pm and tried to stop it, police said in a statement.

"Police activated their emergency lights and sirens indicating for the driver to stop, however the driver continued without stopping," they said.

"Police pursued the vehicle through the suburbs of Lyneham, Watson, Ainslie and Dickson before the deployment of ‘stop sticks’ saw the vehicle come to a stop at the University of Canberra in Bruce. The driver abandoned the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, however police found the man a short time later after a foot pursuit. "

They said the pursuit lasted 12 minutes and reached a top speed of 125km/h.

A 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with numerous traffic-related offencesincluding driving while disqualified. He is expected to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday.

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