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Man who allegedly jumped from car on Northern Distributor under police guard at Orange Hospital

August 19, 2022

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By Peter Holmes

A man who allegedly jumped from a moving vehicle on the Northern Distributor during a pursuit with law enforcement remains under police guard at Orange Health Service.

About 10.30pm last night (Wednesday August 18, 2022), officers attached to Central West Police District attempted to stop a Holden Commodore sedan on Calang Street in Orange.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop and accelerated away from police, a pursuit was initiated.

Police pursued the car along Calang Street and surrounding streets, before it was terminated on Hill Street, due to the dangerous manner of driving, it is alleged.

"A short time later police sighted the vehicle on Spring Street. A second pursuit was initiated on Dalton Street before the driver jumped from the moving vehicle on the Northern Distributor Road," police said.

The man ran onto a property on the corner of Burrendong Way and Northern Distributor Road.

After a short foot pursuit, a 37-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

He was taken to Orange Health Service, where he remains under police guard.

He has since been charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed, drive vehicle under influence of drugs, licence expired less than 2 years before, not comply P1 licence-no P plates, resist officer in execution of duty, possess prohibited drug, possess/attempt to prescribed restricted substance, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

He was refused bail to appear before Orange Local Court today (Friday August 19, 2022).

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