A man has been charged with driving offences following an investigation into a crash and police pursuit west of Dubbo last year.
About 10.40pm on Sunday 29 November 2020, officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District attempted to stop the driver of a Holden Commodore sedan for a random breath test on the Mitchell Highway, Narromine.
When the driver of the sedan failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated when officers lost sight of the vehicle.
Shortly after, police found the Holden crashed and rolled in a paddock at Webbs Reserve near High Park Road.
The driver – a 31-year-old man – sustained critical head injuries. He was treated at the scene and airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital where he also underwent mandatory testing. He has since been released.
The incident was declared a critical incident and an investigation commenced by a critical incident investigation team from Central North Police District.
Following inquiries, just after 8.30am yesterday (Friday 26 February 2021), the man was issued Court Attendance Notices for police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed, drive with high range PCA – second offence and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous second offence. His licence was also suspended.
The Trangie man is due to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday 14 April 2021.