Disqualified driver charged after police car rammed – Murrumbidgee

A disqualified driver has been charged following a pursuit in the state’s Murrumbidgee region yesterday, during which a police vehicle was allegedly rammed.

About 11.40am (Tuesday 28 June 2022), officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District attempted to stop a green Holden Commodore utility travelling along Kurrajong Avenue, Leeton, after the male driver was identified as being disqualified from driving.

The vehicle allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated; however, it was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

Following inquiries, officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District’s Proactive Crime Team were conducting patrols in Linden Way, Leeton, when they observed the same man driving a silver Holden Commodore along Wade Avenue, just after 11am yesterday (Thursday 30 June 2022).

It will be alleged as police attempted to stop the Commodore, it reversed into the police vehicle, causing the police vehicle to be spun around.

The driver was arrested after attempting to drive from the scene and taken to Leeton Police Station, where police searched the man and located methylamphetamine.

The 26-year-old man was charged with eight offences:

  • Use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention etc.
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period – second offence (x2),
  • Possess prohibited drug,
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously – second offence,
  • Use class A vehicle displaying altered numberplate,
  • Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, and
  • Use uninsured motor vehicle

The Leeton man appeared in Griffith Local Court today (Friday 1 July 2022), where he was formally refused bail to appear in the same court on Wednesday 17 August 2022.

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