Officer injured after being dragged by vehicle at Moama

An officer has been injured after being dragged by a vehicle after being stopped in the state’s south overnight.

About 1am (Saturday 14 May 2022), officers attached to Griffith Traffic and Highway Patrol observed a Holden Commodore with Victorian registration, travelling south on Meninya Street, Moama.

At the time, the front seat passenger was seen to be attempting to put her seatbelt on.

Police stopped the Holden near the Cobb Highway and spoke to the driver, who was unable to produce a licence, providing his details.

The Holden was directed to pull into a nearby carpark on Perricoota Road, and Victoria Police officers attended to assist.

When the driver was directed to get out of the vehicle, he drove off before being stopped at the exit by a second police vehicle.

A senior constable has approached the Holden, opening the passenger door. The driver accelerated, dragging the officer a short distance before he fell to the roadway.

A pursuit was initiated travelling along local streets and the Cobb Highway towards Deniliquin. The pursuit was later terminated due to safety concerns and the Holden was last seen on Barmah Road.

The officer suffered grazing to his arms and attended Echuca District Hospital for treatment.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information or dash cam vision that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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