Police charge woman after pursuit ends in south of Yass

A woman has been charged after a police pursuit through southern NSW yesterday.

Multiple calls were made by motorists to Triple Zero (000) about 2.15pm (Saturday 22 July 2023), reporting a northbound white Mercedes was being driven dangerously along the Hume Highway, north of Holbrook.

Officers attached to Riverina Highway Patrol attempted to intercept the vehicle at South Gundagai, but the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed and a pursuit was initiated, reaching speeds of up to 170km/h.

Road spikes were deployed, puncturing two tyres; however, the driver continued north until the vehicle was stopped by a police roadblock south of Yass.

An officer used a baton to smash the car window of the vehicle and arrest the 36-year-old woman.

She was taken to Yass Police Station, before taken to Yass Hospital for blood and urine samples.

The woman has now been charged with exceed speed – over 45km/h, and drive in a manner dangerous.

She has been granted conditional bail to appear in Gundagai Local Court on 18 August 2023.

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