Police charge three with weapons, drug offences after pursuit near Albury

Three people have been charged following a pursuit in the state’s south yesterday.

About 12.50am (Sunday 24 May 2020) officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the town of Culcairn, north of Albury, when they detected a Ford Territory, bearing incorrect Victorian number plates on Railway Parade.

Police conducted a U-turn and the Ford accelerated away, allegedly travelling at 100km/h in the signposted 50km/h zone.

The Ford failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, travelling towards Walbundrie, reaching speeds of up to 180km/h.

Road spikes were deployed outside the town of Burrumbuttock, puncturing the Ford’s tyres. It came to a stop a short time later and the driver fled on foot.

The 35-year-old man was pursued and arrested at a nearby property. Two passengers – a 23-year-old woman and 37-year-old man – were also arrested at the vehicle.

All three were taken to Albury Police Station.

During a search of the vehicle, officers allegedly seized methylamphetamine, cash, a taser and knuckledusters.

The driver was charged with police pursuit, supply prohibited drug, possess prohibited drug, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use unregistered registrable Class A vehicle, use uninsured motor vehicle, drive recklessly/furiously, Class A motor vehicle exceed speed (>45km/h) and use Class A motor vehicle with unauthorised number plates.

The female passenger was charged with supply prohibited drug and recklessly deal with proceeds of crime.

The male passenger was charged with possess prohibited weapon (x2) and outstanding warrants.

The trio were refused bail and are due to face Albury Local Court today (Monday 25 May 2020).

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