16 March 2023

Former Mount Austin man denied bail following police pursuit

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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A 21-year-old man has been denied bail at Griffith Court House. Photo: Oliver Jacques.

Canberra man John Moore has been denied bail after appearing in court following a police pursuit on the Sturt Highway at Balranald earlier this week.

The 21-year-old faced Griffith Local Court on 15 March after being charged with a litany of offences, including 10 outstanding warrants from 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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 Mount Austin man failed to stop the vehicle when directed by Traffic and Highway Patrol officers.

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

Police allege the vehicle stopped in the CBD area and Moore fled, while the passenger – an 18-year-old woman – was arrested. Following a search of the area, Moore was arrested after being found hiding on the veranda of a home.

They were both taken to Hay Police Station.

The woman was charged with passenger not disclose driver’s/other passenger’s identity and responsible person/custodian not disclose driver’s details.

She will appear in Hay Local Court on Monday 1 May.

Moore will face Griffith Local Court on 3 May.

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