4 July 2023

Two face court on charges related to police pursuit

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A man and a woman have faced court on charges related to a police pursuit. Photo: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol/Facebook.

An 18-year-old woman faced court following a police pursuit in Hay that ended with road spikes being deployed.

Cowra woman Darla Charles-Goolagong fronted Hay Local Court on 1 May where she was charged with passenger not disclosing driver’s/other passenger’s identity and responsible person/custodian not disclosing driver’s details.

In March, police said Traffic and Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop a Great Wall utility seen travelling on the Sturt Highway at Balranald.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a pursuit ensued and ended in Hay after road spikes were deployed.

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The vehicle stopped in the CBD area and the driver, John Moore, fled while Charles-Goolagong was arrested.

Following a search of the area, Moore was arrested after being found hiding on the veranda of a home.

He and Charles-Goolagong were taken to Hay Police Station.

The former Mt Austin man faced Griffith Local Court in March charged with a litany of offences, including 10 outstanding warrants from 2020, 2021 and 2022. His bail was denied.

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Canberra man John Moore fronted Griffith Local Court after he failed to stop his vehicle on the Sturt Highway at Balranald. Photo: Oliver Jacques.

Moore was charged with not stopping during a police pursuit, driving dangerously, unlicensed driving, driving under the influence of drugs, and entering enclosed land without lawful excuse.

Ten outstanding warrants were also executed on Moore for 17 alleged offences.

Police allege the former Mt Austin man failed to stop the vehicle when directed by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers.

The Canberra resident will front Griffith Local Court on 30 June for sentencing.

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