Police arrest man after dragging police officer with car at Albury

A man has been arrested after allegedly dragging a Detective with a stolen car in the state’s south last month.

Police have been told between 2pm Saturday 30 May 2020 and 2pm Sunday 31 May 2020, a white Mercedes Benz was stolen from a repair store in Albury.

The matter was reported to police and an investigation commenced by officers from Murray River Police District.

About 5pm on Sunday 31 May 2020, the Mercedes was located by police and followed to Burrows Road, Albury, where it stopped in a driveway.

As a detective opened the car door and attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, the driver allegedly began to reverse at speed, dragging the police officer along the driveway before the officer managed to roll away under the open driver door.

The police officer sustained bruising and minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The vehicle continued to reverse into an unmarked police car, before driving off along Burrows Road. A pursuit was initiated but terminated a short time later due to safety reasons.

Following inquiries, the Mercedes was located at a home on Fern Place, Albury about 5.50pm.

Following extensive inquiries and a public appeal for help, a 19-year-old man was found hiding in a hotel room in Wodonga about 2pm yesterday (Monday 15 June 2020).

He was arrested by Victoria Police and taken to Wodonga Police Station, where NSW Police are currently applying for his extradition to NSW.

Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

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