Woman to be charged following pursuit – Hinchinbrook

A man and a woman were arrested following a pursuit with police in Hinchinbrook.

Shortly before 8.30pm (Monday 19 June 2017), police from Green Valley Local Area Command were patrolling the streets of Hinchinbrook when they noticed a white Mercedes Hatchback allegedly driving erratically on Lord Howe Drive.

Officers activated warning devices and attempted to pull the Mercedes over.

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Officers followed the vehicle for some time through the local streets of Hinchinbrook before the pursuit was taken over by Liverpool Highway Patrol.

Road spikes were deployed on Falcon Street where the Mercedes was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle as it allegedly attempted to avoid the block. A police officer that was approaching the car was required to take evasive action as the vehicle sped away.

The pursuit continued through Hinchinbrook until it eventually drove down a Cul-De-Sac where it stopped and the driver and passenger allegedly ran from the car.

Officers gave chase and both were arrested a short distance away.

A 29-year-old woman who was allegedly driving the vehicle and her 36-year-old male passenger were taken to Green valley Police Station.

The driver is expected to be charged with Skye’s Law, use vehicle to avoid apprehension, and numerous traffic related offences.

She will be refused bail to appear in Liverpool Local Court (Tuesday 20 June 2017).

The male passenger was released from custody pending further inquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind people they should not report crime information via their social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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