Wanted man charged following police pursuit - Orana Mid-Western Police District

Monday, 08 April 2024 01:51:48 PM

A man will face court today charged following a pursuit in the state’s central west at the weekend.

About 11.25pm yesterday (Sunday 7 April 2024), police were patrolling Church Street, Mudgee, when they attempted to stop a Toyota Landcruiser after sighting it had no tail lights.

When the driver failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated. During the pursuit the passenger threw food out the window and hit the police car.

A short time later the Landcruiser came to a stop in Cooyal, about 24km north-east of Mudgee, where the passenger exited and fled on foot.

The driver – a man aged 33 - was arrested after a struggle and taken to Mudgee Police Station.

During a search of the man, police located and seized crystallised substance believed to be methylamphetamine. He was charged with:

  • police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly
  • drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road
  • hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty
  • supply prohibited drug
  • goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (x2)
  • custody of knife in public place, and
  • possess housebreaking implements.

Three outstanding warrants were also executed for traffic, firearm, weapon and assault-related offences.

The man was refused bail to appear at Mudgee Local Court today (Monday 8 April 2024).