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Woman charged over pursuit - Riverina

Saturday, 13 March 2021 01:30:39 PM

A woman has been charged with multiple offences following a police pursuit in the state’s south.

About 7pm yesterday (Friday 12 March 2021), police were patrolling the Olympic Highway, Wallendbeen, after receiving reports about the manner of driving of a silver Mazda 3.

Officers attached to Riverina Highway Patrol Cootamundra saw the vehicle allegedly travelling in excess of the 60km/h sign-posted speed limit.

A pursuit was initiated after the Mazda allegedly failed to stop when indicated and accelerated away from police.

A short time later the Mazda crashed a guard rail.

The female driver, aged 26, who was the sole occupant was arrested at the scene. It was established that she was disqualified from driving until February 2022.

A search of the Mazda located a pair of stolen NSW registration plates, two knives, a quantity of methylamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia items.

The woman was conveyed to Cootamundra Base Hospital for a blood and urine analysis.

She was later taken to Cootamundra Police Station and charged with the following offences:

  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously
  • Drive vehicle under influence of drugs
  • Goods in personal custody suspected of being stolen
  • 2 x Custody of knife in public place
  • Possess prohibited drug
  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous

The woman from Young was granted conditional bail to appear before Cootamundra Local Court on Monday 3 May 2021.