Police charge man after pursuit at Bourke

A man will face court next month following a pursuit in the state’s north west.

About 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday 28 September 2022), officers attempted to stop a Holden Commodore on Wilson Street, Bourke, after checks revealed it was subject to a defect notice.

The Commodore failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated through several streets before it was terminated a short time later.

Following inquiries, the Commodore was located in the driveway of a home on Wortumetie Street. A search of the area was conducted, where police located and seized six cannabis plants.

A 27-year-old man was arrested a short time later hiding in the bathroom of a home on the same street.

He was taken to Bourke Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, use vehicle in contravention of minor defect notice and cultivate prohibited plant.

The man was given conditional bail to appear at Bourke Local Court on Thursday 6 October 2022.

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