29 May 2024

Teenager charged in Goulburn after alleged pursuit

| Claire Sams
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NSW Police say the car was first identified at Bomaderry, but the alleged driver was arrested in Goulburn. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

A 16-year-old teenager has been charged after an alleged pursuit.

A NSW Police spokesperson said that at approximately 8:45 pm on Monday (27 May), Nowra Highway Patrol were patrolling the Princes Highway at Bomaderry, when they attempted to stop a Ford Territory.

“When the car failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated before being terminated a short time later due to safety reasons,” they said.

“At about 11 pm, Goulburn Highway Patrol located the vehicle on the Hume Highway allegedly travelling in excess of 180 km/h.

“Road spikes were deployed, however the vehicle continued to Goulburn before hitting a tree and coming to a stop near the intersection of Auburn Street and Verner Street.”

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The driver of the vehicle, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested and taken to Goulburn Police Station.

The teenage boy was charged with taking and driving conveyance, engaging in a police pursuit, driving without a license and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl who was in the car was taken to Goulburn Hospital for assessment.

He was refused bail and appeared at Children’s Court on Tuesday (28 May).

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or by visiting the website. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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