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Woman faces multiple charges after city and country car chases

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14 May 2024, 5:40 AM

Woman faces multiple charges after city and country car chases

A woman will face court charged with multiple driving offences after allegedly being involved in two pursuits - in Sydney on Wednesday evening and Coonamble less than 48 hours later.

Officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling Bridge Road, Stanmore, at about 5.40pm on Wednesday 8 May, when checks revealed a passing hatchback had cancelled registration.

Police activated their warning devices and the female driver stopped; however, after returning a positive roadside drug test to methylamphetamine, the woman drove off along Salisbury Road.

Officers commenced a pursuit and she was followed through to Petersham where it was terminated due to safety concerns.

About 7.55am on Friday (10 May 2024), officers attached to Walgett Highway Patrol were conducting patrols when they attempted to stop a hatchback on the Castlereagh Highway, Coonamble, due to it allegedly being driven at excessive speed.

When the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed, a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated a short time later.

Following inquiries, police attended a home on Pages Terrace, Coonamble at about 1.45pm the same day and arrested a 29-year-old woman.

She was taken to Coonamble Police Station and charged with six offences:

  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously
  • Refuse or fail to provide oral fluid sample
  • Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road
  • Drive motor vehicle not carry licence
  • Escape police custody, and
  • Hinder or resist police officer in the execution of duty.

The car was later located in an abandoned block on Broad Street, Coonamble.

The woman was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Saturday (11 May 2024), where she was given conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on Thursday 4 July 2024.