13 January 2020

Deflated ending to lengthy police chase near Goulburn

| Michael Weaver
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Photo: File, NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.

NSW Police officers deployed tyre deflation devices to stop two women in a police pursuit that traversed almost 40 km in an allegedly stolen vehicle.

One woman has been charged after a lengthy and high-speed pursuit from Goulburn to Collector on Sunday, 12 January.

At about 8:30 am, officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Kia Cerato hatchback travelling southbound on the Hume Highway at Goulburn at 190 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

Police attempted to pull the vehicle over near the South Goulburn exit but the driver allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

At the intersection with the Federal Highway, police successfully deployed tyre deflation devices.

The pursuit continued along the Federal Highway until the vehicle was unable to be driven any further and came to a stop in a truck parking bay just south of Collector.

The driver, a 33-year-old Victorian woman, and her female passenger, were removed from the vehicle and arrested.

Checks revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen from Victoria on Saturday (11 January), and the woman’s Victorian licence had been suspended.

A search of the car also located an amount of cannabis.

The two women were conveyed to Goulburn Police Station where the driver was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 km/h, police pursuit – driving at a dangerous speed, taking and driving without consent of the owner, driving a motor vehicle with a suspended licence, and possession of a prohibited drug.

The driver was refused bail to attend Goulburn Local Court today (13 January).

The passenger was released pending further inquiries.

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