Police charge man after pursuit at Queanbeyan

A man has been charged after a pursuit with police in the state’s south yesterday.

About 12pm (Wednesday 20 January 2021), officers attached to Monaro Region Enforcement Squad attempted to stop a Holden Barina – not displaying a rear number plate – on Gilmore Place, Queanbeyan, when it allegedly accelerated away.

A pursuit was initiated and while attempting to turn right onto Tharwa Road shortly after, the Barina hit a telegraph pole and three men ran from the vehicle.

All three men were pursued by police and arrested nearby before being taken to Queanbeyan Police Station.

The driver, a 26-year-old man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly and never licensed person drive vehicle on road.

The Glenmore park man was granted conditional bail to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 15 February 2021.

The other two men were released without charge.

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