Wanted man arrested after struggle with police at Albury

Two police officers suffered minor injuries while arresting a wanted man in Albury yesterday.

About 5.45pm (Saturday 21 May 2022), police stopped a vehicle on Guinea Street for the purpose of a random breath test.

Officers from Murray River Police District attempted to arrest the passenger after recognising him as a wanted man.

It’s alleged the 33-year-old struggled with police and got into the driver’s seat to avoid apprehension.

While the officers were in the vehicle, the man allegedly accelerated and attempted to flee; however, further police arrived on scene and he was subsequently arrested.

During a search of him, police located and seized a knife, along with drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The officers received minor injuries during the struggle but did not require treatment.

He was taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with the outstanding warrants, along with multiple offences relating to resisting arrest and drug possession.

The local man was bail refused to appear at Albury Local Court tomorrow (Monday 23 May 2022).

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