Police car rammed; woman charged at Wagga Wagga

A woman will face court today following a police pursuit at Wagga Wagga yesterday.

About 10.30am (Wednesday 9 September 2020), officers attached to Riverina Police District were patrolling Jeeba Place, Glenfield Park, when they attempted to pull over a Hyundai Accent.

The driver, a 24-year-old woman, allegedly failed to stop and reversed away from police, before turning into a nearby street.

A pursuit was initiated; however, it was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns. As police stopped, the driver allegedly travelled back towards officers and rammed an unmarked Highway Patrol vehicle.

The Hyundai was pursued onto Kooringal Road, where police terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.

A short time later, the driver and her two male passengers abandoned the car in Higgins Avenue and fled on foot, before being arrested a short distance away.

They were taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where the woman was charged with:

– Police pursuit,

– Drive recklessly/furiously,

– Class A motor vehicle exceed speed >45km/h,

– Not give particulars to other driver,

– Use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and

– Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

She was refused bail and is due to appear at Wagga Wagga local court today (Thursday 10 September 2020.

The two passengers were released without charge.

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