Custody remand on taser charge

Court House-07No bail was sought for a 20-year-old arrested after an alleged brief car chase on Ferry Road, when police say they found a taser and knuckledusters in the car they stopped.

Ethan Olegovitch Budayev, listed as having no fixed abode, entered no pleas to six charges, and was remanded in custody to March 24 for an appearance by video-link from Christchurch Prison.

He faces charges of receiving a stolen car, reckless driving on Ferry Road and failing to stop for a police patrol vehicle using its flashing lights and siren, driving while disqualified, unlawful possession of a taser – which is a restricted weapon – and having the knuckledusters in a public place.

All of the charges relate to an incident on Monday.


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