Police charge driver after police pursuit – Lavington

Police have charged a man following a pursuit in a stolen vehicle in Lavington overnight.

About 9.20pm on Thursday 9 April 2020, officers attached to Murray River Police District saw a black Ford Falcon utility allegedly travelling at speed east on McDonald Road.

A pursuit was initiated after the driver failed to stop and accelerated towards Kemp Street.

At the intersection of Kemp Street and Kaitlers Road, the Ford hit a light pole. The driver ran from the ute but was arrested in a backyard on Kemp Street.

The 31-year-old man was taken to Albury Police Station where police checks revealed the Ford had been reported stolen from Victoria on Wednesday 25 March 2020.

When searching the Ford, police found a backpack that allegedly contained various house-breaking implements.

The man, from Rutherglen in Victoria, has been charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly – 2nd offence, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, and unlawfully possess number plates.

He was refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court Local Court on Tuesday 14 April 2020).

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash and was not injured.

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