Disqualified driver charged, drugs and knife seized after pursuit through state’s west, NSW

A man – disqualified from driving until 2024 – will reappear at court today charged over an alleged police pursuit through the state’s west.

Just after 3am yesterday (Sunday 10 May 2020), officers from Central West Police District attempted to stop a Volvo sedan for a roadside breath test on Jilba Street, Orange.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop, a police pursuit was initiated.

About 4.15am, road spikes were deployed, and the sedan came to a stop in Stuart Town, about 60km north of Orange.

During a search of the vehicle, police located methylamphetamine, a knife, and drug paraphernalia. These items were seized to undergo forensic examination.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and taken to Wellington Police Station.

He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive while disqualified, possess prohibited drug, supply prohibited drug, custody of a knife in a public place, and breach of bail.

Police will allege in court that the man, from Orange, was disqualified from driving until 2024.

He was refused bail and appeared at Dubbo Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court today (Monday 11 May 2020).

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