A man and woman have been charged following two pursuits near Wagga Wagga.
About 9am yesterday (Wednesday 11 September 2019), police received information that a man and woman were on their way to River Road, Wagga Wagga to collect a vehicle that was possibly stolen.
Police attached to the Wagga Wagga Region Enforcement Squad attended the scene and attempted to approach a 32-year-old man who was wanted on outstanding warrants.
The man fled the scene on foot and jumped a nearby fence.
As police engaged in a foot pursuit with the man, the woman fled to her vehicle and proceeded to drive into the paddock at high speed in an alleged attempt to prevent the man from being apprehended.
Police narrowly avoided being hit by the vehicle as it travelled through the paddock.
The 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene and later charged with two outstanding warrants and traffic offences.
The woman fled the scene in her vehicle and was seen travelling towards Junee.
About 11.15am police attempted to stop the woman just north of Junee on the Olympic Highway.
The woman failed to stop, and a pursuit was engaged. The woman came to a stop at the intersection of Joffre and Pretoria Street in Junee, where Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were in the process of deploying road spikes.
Police surrounded the woman’s car and she was arrested.
Officers located methylamphetamine, steroids and stolen number plates in the woman’s vehicle.
Shortly after 2pm officers executed a search warrant at a house on Marquis Street, Junee.
Officers located and seized a taser, prohibited drugs and drug paraphernalia.
The 34-year-old woman was taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station where she was charged with 17 offences relating to drug supply, possess prohibited weapon, use weapon to avoid apprehension and being carried in conveyance.
The man and woman were both refused bail and are due to face Wagga Wagga Local Court today (12 September 2019).
Police inquiries are continuing.