Police charge driver after Walgett pursuit

Media Release

A man has again been refused bail after appearing in Dubbo court today, charged over a police pursuit during which road spikes were deployed.

Between 4pm and 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday 17 January 2016), a white Ford Falcon was stolen from a home in Arthur Street at Walgett.

Shortly after, a break-in occurred at a nearby school, where several items were stolen from the music department.

The driver of the Ford then allegedly failed to pay for fuel at a garage on the Castlereagh Highway.CopCar

About 10.30pm police from Coonamble attempted to stop a white Ford Falcon as it travelled south on the highway, south of Gulargambone.

A pursuit commenced and the vehicle continued at speeds above the 110km/h limit.

Two Highway Patrol vehicles then became involved in the pursuit as it continued south towards Gilgandra.

At the intersection of the Newell Highway and Narromine Road, at Eumungerie Road west of Dubbo, spikes were deployed and successfully stopped the Ford.

A 21-year-old man was arrested without incident and taken to Dubbo Police Station where he was charged with 12 offences:

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed (Skye’s Law),

• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,

• Speed above 45km/h,

• Drive while disqualified,

• Driving with mid-range PCA,

• Take and drive conveyance (two counts),

• Drive unregistered vehicle,

• Drive uninsured vehicle,

• Break, enter and steal,

• Dishonestly claim property by deception, and an

• Outstanding warrant.

The Bathurst man appeared in Dubbo Bail Court today and was again refused bail, to appear in Dubbo Local Court tomorrow (Monday 18 January 2016).