Man charged following police pursuit at border checkpoint – Monaro

A man will face court today charged after driving through a border checkpoint in the Monaro region yesterday.

About 8.30am (Monday 16 November 2020), police stopped a station wagon with Victorian registration at the border checkpoint on the Monaro Highway at Rockton.

When police spoke with the driver and two passengers about their border permits to enter NSW, the driver allegedly accelerated from the checkpoint. The vehicle was pursued by police for a short time before being terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later, police located the vehicle crashed on the side of the road near Jimenbuen. Two men and a woman were assisted from the vehicle and arrested, before being taken to Cooma Police Station. No injuries were reported.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from Moe in Victoria, was later taken to Cooma Hospital for mandatory testing, before returning to the police station.

He has been charged with police pursuit, drive etc when visiting privileges withdrawn, drive unregistered or charges unpaid vehicle, drive uninsured vehicle, use registrable vehicle not display authorised numberplates, and reckless driving.

The man was refused bail to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court today (Tuesday 17 November 2020).

The other two occupants were released pending further inquiries.

Inquiries continue.

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