Police charge man after pursuit near Albury

A man has been charged following a pursuit near Albury earlier today.

Shortly after 1am (Friday 24 April 2020), Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were attending a single-vehicle crash at the roundabout intersection of Ryan Road, Watson Street and Burrows Road, Glenroy, when they noticed a white Mazda sedan allegedly perform a U-turn and accelerate away from police.

Police gestured for the vehicle to stop, and when it failed to comply a pursuit was initiated.

The Mazda allegedly turned right into Ryan Road, before turning off its lights and colliding with the concrete centre median strip near the scene of the original crash.

The Mazda became lodged and police directed the man to exit the vehicle.

When the driver failed to comply, police smashed the window and forcibly removed the man from his seat. Following a search of the vehicle, police seized a knife located between the front passenger seat and centre console.

The 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, custody of knife in public place and outstanding warrants.

He also returned a positive result to the presence of drugs.

He was refused bail and is due to face Wagga Wagga Local Court today (Friday 24 April 2020).

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