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Teen charged following pursuit - Operation Boa

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 12:17:02 PM

A teen will face court charged following a pursuit in the state’s Central West at the weekend.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District established Operation Boa in January this year, targeting criminal activity in Dubbo and surrounds.

About 2.10am on Saturday (18 May 2024), police were patrolling Cobborah Road, Dubbo, when they attempted to stop a Holden Commodore travelling at excessive speed.

When it failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was terminated a short time later on the Newell Highway due to safety concerns.

About 2.40am, police sighted the same car enter Gilgandra and successfully deployed road spikes.

The vehicle came to a stop a short time later after hitting a gutter on Mullion Street. A 17-year-old boy was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station.

He was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed.

The boy was refused bail and appeared at a children’s court on Saturday (18 May 2024), where he was formally refused bail to appear at another children’s court on Monday 1 July 2024.

Inquiries under Operation Boa continue.