Police charge man after pursuit at Auburn

A man will face court next month after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in Sydney’s west overnight.

About 11.30pm (Monday 9 November 2020), police attached to Auburn Police Area Command were on patrol when they observed a white Mitsubishi Lancer allegedly travelling on the wrong side of the road on Vaughan Street, Auburn.

Police activated lights and sirens, however, the car failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

A short time later, the male driver stopped the vehicle at a home on Auburn Road, Auburn, and as officers tried to arrest him, he allegedly became aggressive.

While attempting to restrain the man, one of the officers – a male acting inspector – sustained soft tissue injuries.

The 19-year-old man was arrested and was taken to Burwood Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly and resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty.

The Auburn man was granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 3 December 2020.

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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