Wanted man charged after pursuit at Inverell

A man wanted on warrants will face court today following a pursuit in the state’s north last week.

About 2.10pm on Friday (12 August 2022), officers attached to Peel Traffic and Highway Patrol attempted to stop a Mazda 3 on Auburn Vale Road, for the purpose of a random breath test.

The Mazda failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later after officers lost sight of the vehicle.

Police patrolled the area and the Mazda was located stopped in Oswald Lane, and the male occupant fled on foot.

The 25-year-old man was arrested after a short foot pursuit.

He was taken to Inverell Police Station and charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, custody of knife in public place and two counts of possess prohibited drug.

Five outstanding warrants for property, assault and drug related offences were also executed.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tamworth Local Court on Saturday (13 August 2022), where he was formerly refused bail to appear at Moree Local Court today (Monday 15 August 2022).

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