Police ram car, use taser on driver in Byng Street incident | Photos


POLICE have confirmed they arrested a man in dramatic circumstances when they rammed his vehicle and used a taser to subdue him on Saturday afternoon.

Around 4.15pm on Saturday police spoke to the 58-year-old who was inside a vehicle which was located outside Orange Police Station on Byng Street.

According to police the man drove away and began driving erratically, threatening police with the vehicle and refusing to stop and comply with their directions.

He continued driving in a manner dangerous to the public and avoided apprehension, with witnesses reporting he was driving his vehicle on the wrong side of the road while lapping up and down Byng Street between Lords Place and Anson Street.

MAP: Where the incident started in Orange …

Police eventually brought the vehicle to a stop by blocking the roundabout at the intersection of Byng and Anson streets and ramming his vehicle with a highway patrol car.

Several police vehicles were damaged and the man was subdued with a taser.

He was arrested and was taken to Orange Police Station where he was assisting with inquiries.

No police or members of the public were injured in the incident, with traffic diverted at the Byng and Anson streets roundabout following the collision.

Police have spoken to several witnesses, but are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with footage of the incident, to contact Orange Police or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.