Officers from the Murray River Police District issued a string of charges and penalty infringement notices on Wednesday, after a car chase through Albury led them to a wanted person.
Just before 10am the officers were patrolling when they observed a man wanted on an outstanding warrant, travelling as a passenger in a silver Hyundai Tucson.
Police were doing a U-turn to follow the car, when the 32-year-old female driver allegedly sped off, crossed onto the wrong side of the road and driving through a red traffic light, almost hitting another vehicle.
The officers did not chase the vehicle at that stage, but about 20 minutes later the car was spotted on Young Street and when the driver failed to stop, police pursued through a number of streets, before terminating the chase due to safety concerns.
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At about 10.45am, police again spotted the car and the driver stopped on Alldis Avenue.
The driver and her 31 year old female passenger were arrested and taken to Albury Police Station.
They were both issued a $1000 Penalty Infringement Notice for a breach of the Public Health Order and the driver was also charged for driving reckless driving and while disqualified from driving.
The driver was refused bail at Albury Local Court and will reappear on September 13.
Following further inquiries, at about 11am officers found the wanted man hiding behind a couch with a 5.5cm penknife in a house on McDonald Road and arrested him.
A 21 year old female and a 22 year old male occupant were also arrested, while a 21-year-old man was issued a $1000 Penalty Infringement Notice for a breach of the Public Health Order.
A 36-year-old man and the 21 year old man were charged and refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court on Thursday.
A 22-year-old woman was charged with breach of bail and was granted strict conditional bail to re-appear at the same court on October 29.
She was also issued a $1000 Penalty Infringement Notice for a breach of the Public Health Order.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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