Man charged following pursuit in state's west

Friday, 05 May 2023 12:36:27 PM

A man has been charged with traffic offences following a pursuit in the state’s west.

About 12.50pm yesterday (Thursday 4 May 2023), officers attached to Chifley Police District Highway Patrol were patrolling the Blayney area when they attempted to stop a hatchback on the Mid Western Highway at Kings Plains.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated and terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.

The vehicle was allegedly observed to reach a speed of 180km/h during the pursuit.

Police located the vehicle again on the Mid Western Highway, Bathurst, and initiated another pursuit which was also stopped due to safety concerns.

Police deployed road spikes on the Mitchell Highway, Guyong, which disabled the vehicle.

A 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with:

  • Provisional P1 licence holder exceed speed limit by more than 45 mk/h
  • Drive recklessly, furiously or at speed or manner dangerous
  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously
  • Drive motor vehicle with illicit drug present in oral fluid

His licence was also suspended.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Orange Local Court Thursday 25 May 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.