Police charge two after pursuit through Hunter

Two people have been arrested following a pursuit through the Hunter region yesterday.

About 11.40am (Tuesday 1 September 2020), police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Karuah when they saw a Mitsubishi Triton with false numberplates.

A pursuit was initiated and terminated a short time later due to the manner of driving.

The ute was again seen on Medowie Road and a further pursuit commenced. Road spikes were successfully deployed at Ferodale and the car hit a cement barrier before coming to a stop. Two people in the ute were arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

Police will further allege that couple were involved in an incident on Sunday 30 August 2020 at Bingara where a police officer was injured after he was dragged by a moving vehicle while attempting to prevent the driver from leaving.

The officer fell heavily to the ground receiving head and shoulder injuries and was taken to Warialda Hospital for treatment.

A 24-year-old woman has been charged with multiple offences,

• Police pursuit (Skye’s Law) (two counts)

• Use unregistered vehicle (two counts)

• Use weapon to prevent lawful detention

• Use vehicle displaying misleading number plates (two counts)

• Use unregistered vehicle (two counts), and

• Use uninsured motor vehicle (two counts).

She has also been charged with three outstanding warrants.

The 27-year-old man has been charged with use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.

They’ve been refused bail and are due to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Wednesday 2 September 2020).

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