Was bikie run down over ‘love feud’?
It is believed Althouse may have allegedly been run down by his girlfriend’s bitter ex-boyfriend at a Yarrawonga industrial property on Tuesday night. It is one motive police are investigating, as the car used in the hit and run was seized for forensic testing.
Organised Crime Division Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Stringer said according to witnesses the alleged driver chased Althouse, who was being driven to a Palmerston doctor’s surgery by Rebels President Andrew Summerfield.
Witnesses said Summerfield’s car was repeatedly rammed by the driver.
Snr-Sgt Stringer said police were calling for witnesses who were around The Hub in Palmerston on Tuesday at 11pm who saw a white four-door ute pursuing a gold ute.
Yesterday, Althouse remained in Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition but had been woken from his induced coma.
Rebels President Andy Summerfield referred to the media as “mutts” and called an NT News reporter a “moron” in response to details published about the hit and run.
He was by Althouse’s side when he was run down and posted on social media how he was “coughing up blood” after he was struck by the car.
He posted a photo of the pair drinking red wine along with a tribute to Althouse on social media: “A best mate, a brother, a soldier. RFFR Shannon Althouse.”
Summerfield declined to give his version of events when approached by the NT News.
He said no complaint would be made to police.
In the days before he was mown down, Althouse — who has the biblical reference Exodus 21:24 which refers to taking an eye for an eye tattooed on his jaw bone — spoke of having his face tattoo completed.