Driver dodges spikes

A man, disqualified from driving until 2024, faced court yesterday charged over a police pursuit that started on the Hume Highway, travelled through the streets of Gundagai and continued intermittently along the Gocup Road to Tumut, then back through Brungle, eventually reaching a conclusion at Jackalass.
At about 10.20am on Saturday highway patrol officers were conducting duties on the Hume Highway, near Gundagai, when they allegedly detected an unregistered blue Hyundai Excel being driven north.
Police will allege they attempted to stop the Hyundai as it left the Hume Highway heading into the town centre, but the driver did not pull over.
Officers followed the vehicle onto John Middleton Drive where a pursuit was initiated.
It continued through several South Gundagai streets where the driver of the Hyundai allegedly reached speeds up to 45km/h above the sign-posted limits.
Police terminated the pursuit when the Hyundai reached a section of roadwork at Minjary, between Gundagai and Tumut, on the Gocup Road.
A short time later, police re-commenced the pursuit on Gocup Road. The Hyundai driver is alleged to have crossed to the wrong side of the road to avoid road spikes.
Police again terminated their pursuit, with the driver continuing onto Tumut, turning onto the Wee Jasper Road, and heading towards Brungle.
Around 11.25am, police say they spotted the driver leaving the Hyundai on Slate Quarry Road, near Jackalass.
The 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Gundagai Police Station where he was subsequently charged with numerous offences, including:
Skye’s Law; Driving whilst disqualified; Driving an unregistered vehicle; and drive uninsured vehicle.
The man was refused bail and appeared before the court at Wagga on Sunday.