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Driver charged after refusing breath test

A P2 driver will face court next month for allegedly failing to provide a breath test after a collision at Robertson.

Police attended the scene on the Illawarra Highway on November 8 at Robertson where a Mercedes sedan was alight. 

The 37-year-old Shell Cove man was uninjured and provided a positive roadside test before refusing to take a breath analysis at Bowral Police Station.

His licence was suspended and he will face Moss Vale Local Court on December 5.

Two men arrested after police pursuits

Two men on the run from police after a series of alleged robberies and other offences throughout the Hume and Riverina districts have been arrested in Wollongong.

From Friday through to Monday morning, several armed robberies, aggravated break and enters and a carjacking occurred in the Hume, Griffith, Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga Local Area Commands.

In one incident on Sunday, a woman was allegedly hit in the stomach with the end of a firearm during an aggravated break and enter at Yanco.

It is further alleged two men had been travelling throughout the state’s south in several different stolen cars. About 10pm on Sunday, police attempted to stop the men who were travelling in a stolen Nissan Patrol utility on the Hume Motorway at Mittagong.

The stolen Nissan did not stop and police initiated a pursuit just south of Bargo. 

About 10.30pm, the stolen Nissan allegedly rammed a marked police car at Colo Road, Colo Vale.

The stolen Nissan managed to drive a short distance before the two men ran into nearby bushland.

A woman who was also travelling in the car was arrested.

No officers were injured during the incident but the police car sustained substantial damage. A search of the area was conducted but the men were not located. 

The stolen Nissan utility was seized for forensic examination. On Monday, police were involved in pursuits with other stolen cars in the Camden and Wollongong Local Area Commands.

At about 10.20am, a stolen Mitsubishi Outlander was seen at Picton. 

Police were waved down by a woman in the car park of a shopping centre on Colden Street, Picton.

The 41-year-old woman and her parents had allegedly been confronted by two men and removed from their Subaru Imprezza before the two men fled in the car.

The 84-year-old man was treated for shock and taken to Bowral Hospital as a precaution. The car was tracked by Polair and two men were seen running from a stolen vehicle at Figtree in Wollongong. Following a foot pursuit, two men, aged 24 and 26, were arrested in a canal nearby.

P-plater charged with high range drink drive

A Welby driver had his licence suspended and will face court next month charged with high range drink driving.

The 22-year-old Subaru sedan driver with a P2 licence was stopped by police on Old Bowral Road, Mittagong, on November 11 about 10pm.

He returned a positive roadside breath test and a breath analysis at Bowral Police Station produced an alleged reading of 0.198.

He will face Moss Vale Local Court on December 19.


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