Learner driver charged after pursuit at Wagga Wagga

A learner driver has been charged following a police pursuit in Wagga Wagga yesterday.

About 7.20am (Tuesday 2 March 2021), officers from Riverina Police District were patrolling Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga, when they witnessed a white Mitsubishi Magna failing to stop for a red light.

A pursuit was initiated on Thompson Street and terminated a short time later, after the Magna failed to negotiate a left-hand turn onto The Esplanade and crashed into two sets of bollards.

The driver attempted to flee on foot and was arrested a short distance away.

A search of the vehicle revealed a $14,000 cash, a knife and prescription medication. These items were seized for forensic examination.

The driver, a 24-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and learner not accompanied.

His learner’s licence was also suspended.

The Mount Austin man was refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Wednesday 3 March 2021).

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