Man in court after pursuit at Albury

A man has been arrested following a pursuit in the Albury area earlier today.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District investigating multiple high-risk traffic offences initiated an operation today (Monday 4 January 2021), involving the Police airwing, Polair, Albury Highway Patrol, and the Albury Proactive Crime Team.

About 3.30pm, police engaged in the pursuit of a Holden sedan allegedly being driven by a 32-year-old man.

The pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns; however, the Polair crew continued to follow the vehicle until it hit a brick wall in a residential driveway in the suburb of Glenroy in Albury, shortyl before 6pm.

The driver allegedly ran from the vehicle but was arrested a short distance away.

A bag containing methamphetamine, $500 cash and multiple driver’s licences was recovered from the scene with a further $500 cash found when the man was searched.

The man was taken to Albury Police Station where he has been charged with three offences,

• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period

• Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, and

• Use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed.

The man, from Glenroy, has been refused bail to appear in Wagga Wagga Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 5 January 2021).

Police continue to investigate reports of other vehicles being hit during the operation; anyone wishing to report an incident should call Albury Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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