Oxley police pursuit: Passenger arrested, woman granted bail, accused of police pursuit with three young children in car near Narrabri | The Northern Daily Leader

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THE passenger who jumped from a car involved in a police pursuit on Thursday night has been arrested by police. The 30-year-old man was captured after a short foot pursuit in Ugoa Street in Narrabri on Friday morning. Police took the man to Narrabri police station where he was charged with contravening an AVO, and resisting police. He was denied bail to front court in Tamworth. Meanwhile, the woman allegedly behind the wheel of the car has been granted bail. The woman appeared in court on Friday where she pleaded guilty. Magistrate Julie Soars found she was an unacceptable risk of failing to appear at court; committing a further serious offence; and endangering the safety of the community; but found several conditions could be imposed to mitigate the risks. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, must report to police once-a-week, and remain at a Narrabri address. She’s been ordered not to occupy the driver’s seat of any vehicle, or drive. She must be of good behaviour and not commit any further offences, and must surrender the keys to her car to her mother. She has been ordered to front court in Narrabri in mid-June. A WOMAN is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase with three young children in the car, including one without a seatbelt. The 32-year-old p-plater is behind bars on Friday morning, set to front court on charges connected to Thursday night’s late-night chase. Oxley police said they attempted to stop a Mazda MPV travelling west on Yarrie Lake Road at Narrabri, about 9.30pm. Officers claimed the car failed to stop and a pursuit was launched. READ ALSO: Police allege the car hit speeds of 170km per hour in a 100 zone, before it slowed down and pulled onto the shoulder of the road. Officers said a man was seen to jump from the front passenger seat and run from police. A short time later, the Mazda stopped on Bridge Street where the 32-year-old woman behind the wheel was arrested. Police said three children, including a four-month-old girl, a two-year-old boy and a seven-year-old boy, were in the backseat. Police will allege the youngest boy was not restrained at the time. The woman was taken to Narrabri police station and questioned by officers before being charged with police pursuit – Skye’s Law while driving dangerously; exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km per hour; and drive with a child under four not restrained. It’s the police case the woman is a green p-plate driver. The woman was denied bail by police and spent the night in custody. She will front Moree Local Court on Friday. Police said the children were placed into the care of relatives and a child at risk notification has been made. Officers confirmed investigations to track down the male passenger are continuing. Want more local court and crime news? Subscribe to the Leader to read it here first



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