Wanted man charged after chase, crashes in Bankstown
A man wanted on two pending arrest warrants has been charged following a pursuit in southwest Sydney this morning.
At around 3 a.m. (Saturday, June 26, 2021), officers from Bankstown Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling Stacey Street, Bankstown, when they noticed that a black Mercedes moving north had reportedly exceeded the speed limit.
Checks revealed that the number of plants had been stolen and that police attempted to stop the vehicle on the Hume highway.
When the driver reportedly failed to stop, a chase was launched that continued through Yagoona, Chester Hill and Bass Hill.
For security reasons, he was arrested.
Shortly after, the Mercedes was found crushed against a fence on Tower Road at Bankstown Airfield. The two occupants fled on foot.
With the help of the dog unit, the driver, a 38-year-old man, and his passenger, a 20-year-old woman, were arrested on Tower Road, Milperra, at around 3:15 a.m.
The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station and charged with exceeding the speed of a Class A motor vehicle, pursuing police without stopping driving at high speed, driving a vehicle without owner’s consent, driving with canceled license, stolen two counts, operating Class A vehicle without unauthorized license plate, driving recklessly / furiously or at unsafe speed / manner, not give details of the owner of damaged property, trespassing on prohibited Commonwealth land and current warrants.
The Riverwood man was denied bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday, June 26, 2021).
The woman was released pending further investigation and taken to Liverpool hospital with minor injuries sustained in the crash.
Investigations are continuing.