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Woman charged after pursuit - Forbes

Thursday, 18 November 2021 11:45:13 AM

A woman has been charged following a police pursuit in Forbes this morning.

About 3am (Thursday 18 November 2021), officers attached to Central West Police District were conducting patrols when they observed a Mazda 3 sedan make a right turn from Wyndham Street into Farnell Street at speed.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the driver failed to comply, and pursuit was initiated.

The driver turned into Forest Road – an unsealed road – and encountered minor flood waters, causing the Mazda to become bogged.

The driver – a 32-year-old woman – was arrested at the scene, while two passengers – a woman and a three-year-old girl – were removed from the vehicle uninjured.

The driver was subjected to a roadside breath and drug test, returning a positive indication for methylamphetamine (ice).

She was taken to Parkes Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive whilst licence cancelled and disobey road access sight.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Parkes Local Court today (Thursday 18 November 2021).