31 January 2023

Man charged with multiple driving offences after police pursuit

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Wagga Wagga Local Court

A 33-year-old Nowra man will face Wagga Wagga Local Court today charged with a range of driving offences. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A man will appear in court today, charged following a pursuit in Wagga Wagga overnight.

Officers from Riverina Police District were patrolling the Ashmont area when they noticed a vehicle travelling without its headlights on at about 8:50 pm on Monday (30 January).

Police said when they attempted to stop the vehicle on Blakemore Street, it failed to do so and a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued to Mangoplah and back to Wagga, and road spikes were deployed twice. The vehicle stopped near the intersection of Baylis and Morrow streets.

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Police said the driver was arrested at about 9:30 pm and returned a positive result in a roadside breath test.

The 33-year-old man was taken to Wagga Wagga police station, where he returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.300.

The Nowra man was charged with police pursuit – not stopping when directed, driving dangerously, driving with high-range PCA and driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period.

He was refused bail and is to appear before Wagga Wagga Local Court today (31 January).

Original Article published by Shri Gayathirie Rajen on Region Riverina.

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