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Shotguns seized; charges laid following police pursuit - Nowra

Friday, 04 November 2022 09:59:10 AM

An unlicensed driver will face court today charged following an alleged pursuit with police through Nowra overnight.

Just before 1am (Friday 4 November 2022), officers from South Coast Police District were patrolling the Princes Highway at Nowra, when they attempted to stop a Holden Captiva driving southbound.

When the Holden failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated before the vehicle came to a stop near Riverview Road.

The male driver got out and allegedly confronted the officer. Fearing a violent confrontation, OC spray was deployed and following a short foot pursuit, the driver, a 41-year-old man, was arrested.

During a search, police allegedly located and seized two homemade shotguns found discarded along Riverview Road. They were seized and will undergo forensic examination.

The man - who is subject to a Firearms Prohibition Order (FPO) - was taken to Nowra Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit-not-stop-drive dangerously, and never licenced person drive vehicle on road.

He was refused bail to appear before Nowra Local Court today.

Investigations are continuing.