Two teenagers are due to appear in court today charged after a 70km pursuit in the State’s north-west yesterday, NSW Police say.
About 1pm yesterday, police from Barwon Local Area Command were patrolling Narrabri when they saw a silver hatchback which had been reported stolen from Victoria earlier in the day.
It will be alleged the driver failed to stop when directed and a pursuit was initiated; it was terminated a short time later due to the risk to vehicles and pedestrians in the township.
The hatchback continued towards Moree, about 70km north, where the vehicle stopped and the 16-year-old male driver and 15-year-old female passenger were arrested.
They were taken to Moree Police Station where the boy was charged with numerous offences including police pursuit (Skye’s Law), drive unlicensed, drive under the influence of alcohol, two counts of possess property stolen outside NSW, and dishonestly obtain property by deception.
The girl has been charged with two counts of possess property stolen outside NSW, and possess a prohibited drug.
Both have been refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.
As investigations into the incident continue, police are appealing for motorists who were driving around Maitland Street and the Newell Highway about 1.50pm and who may have dash cam footage of the pursuit, to come forward and contact Narrabri Police on (02) 6792 7199.