Man in custody after evading Police in Hobart

Crash follows traffic offence

Man in custody after evading Police in Hobart
A man is in custody after Police were evaded in Hobart this afternoon.

Police attempted to intercept a silver sedan on the Brooker Highway, New Town, as a result of a traffic offence about 1pm. The vehicle then continued on and was involved in a crash with another vehicle on the corner of Park St and Risdon Road a short time later.

The crash caused Risdon Road to be blocked to traffic for a short time between Bell & Swanston St with diversions in place.

Ambulance Tasmania was called to the scene as a precaution and no one was required to go to hospital.

As is our normal process, due to police interaction prior to the crash, Professional Standards attended and will conduct a review into the matter.

Investigations are continuing and anyone with information should contact Hobart Police on 131444 or report anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or