Alleged hit-run driver fronts up

July 7, 2022 7:17 pm in by


A southern Tasmanian man will face court in Melbourne next month over hit-run charges dating back nearly three decades.

The man, now aged 61 and living in Oakdowns, has handed himself in at Prahran police station after allegedly skipping bail and fleeing Victoria 29 years ago.

He’s accused of driving at two police officers as they approached a stolen vehicle, throwing one from the bonnet and inflicting career-ending injuries on the other.

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He was arrested and charged at the time with 22 offences including conduct endangering life, assault of a police officer, unlawful assault, assault with a weapon and fail to stop at an accident.

Police have been tracking him around Australia ever since he left the state before finally locating him in Tasmania.