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Police allege man drove at 180km/h during pursuit; charges laid at Orange Police Station

May 5, 2023

Orange Police Station. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

A man has been charged at Orange Police Station with traffic offences following a pursuit.

About 12.50pm yesterday (Thursday May 4, 2023) officers attached to Chifley Police District Highway Patrol were patrolling the Blayney area when they attempted to stop a hatchback on the Mid Western Highway at Kings Plains.

"When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated and terminated a short time later due to safety concerns," NSW Police said.

"The vehicle was allegedly observed to reach a speed of 180km/h during the pursuit."

Police say they located the vehicle again on the Mid Western Highway, Bathurst, and initiated another pursuit, which was also stopped due to safety concerns.

Police deployed road spikes on the Mitchell Highway, Guyong, which disabled the vehicle.

A 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station, where he was charged with:

  • Provisional P1 licence holder exceed speed limit by more than 45 mk/h

  • Drive recklessly, furiously or at speed or manner dangerous

  • Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously

  • Drive motor vehicle with illicit drug present in oral fluid

His licence was also suspended.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Orange Local Court Thursday May 25, 2023.

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