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23 August, 2023

Police pursuit into Gilgandra

A man faced the Dubbo court on Friday, July 28 after being charged following an alleged pursuit through Dubbo and Gilgandra on earlier that morning.

About 2am, Friday, July 28, officers were patrolling east Dubbo when they attempted to stop a Nissan X-trail on Buninyong Road, Dubbo.

When it failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated, continuing through Dubbo and towards Gilgandra on the Newell Highway.

Police successfully deployed road spikes as the car entered Gilgandra. It came to a stop a short time later on Breelong-Balladoran Road, Gilgandra, where the driver fled into nearby bushland. A 25-year-old man was locat- ed and arrested a short time later.

Police searched the man and allegedly located a quantity of cannabis, methylamphetamine, and a knife. He was taken to Dubbo Police Station and charged

with police pursuit - not stop - drive recklessly, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, two counts of possess prohibited drug and custody of knife in public place. The man was refused bail by police and appeared at Dubbo Local Court. 

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