Three men were arrested after a high-speed chase through Dubbo last night.
Police stopped a maroon Holden Commodore for a random vehicle check in East Dubbo about 6.30pm last night when the driver took off at speed.
Police pursued the car through East Dubbo streets, but the chase was called off after several minutes.
The police pursuit resumed moments later and the vehicle headed towards West Dubbo.
It proceeded south along Whylandra Street and turned into Minore Road.
Officers involved in the pursuit anticipated the driver’s route, and as a result they were able to partly disable the car.
“Road spikes were deployed in Victoria Street, and one of the rear tyres was taken out,” Dubbo police duty officer Max Coffee told the Daily Liberal.
“This slowed the vehicle, and
police continued to pursue it
through the paddock at the top of Bourke Hill.
“The car entered the Gordon Estate and was driven into the backyard of a residence at the intersection of Linda and Catherine drives.”
The three occupants of the car jumped out and ran, and police gave chase on foot.
All three men were arrested a short distance from the abandoned
The occupants of the car were
held near the front of the house
until police wagons arrived minutes later.
Up to seven police vehicles descended on the scene, as hundreds of residents flooded out of their homes and onto the street to observe the events.
The chase lasted about 15 minutes and the car reached speeds “well in excess of the speed limit”, according to Mr Coffee.
The 21-year-old driver of the car was charged with a host of driving offences and was refused bail
by police to appear before a court today.
A 24-year-old passenger wanted by police on arrest warrants was also charged, and he too was refused bail to come before a court today.
The third man in the car was questioned by police but was released without charges pending further inquiries.
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