Police investigating a social media video of a buggy with illegal NSW police markings, have charged a man after seizing a vehicle and police insignia stickers.
Police have been investigating a report that a Polaris all-terrain vehicle allegedly marked with NSW Police insignia narrowly missed a man’s Mitsubishi Triton utility on Wombeyan Caves Road, Bullio, about 2pm on Saturday, December 1.
The incident was captured on dash cam and posted on social media.
Officers from The Hume Police District were made aware of the video on Monday, December 3 and commenced inquiries.
On Tuesday, December 4, police spoke to the man and examined the footage, confirming the all-terrain vehicle depicted is not an official NSW Police vehicle.
Following inquiries, officers attended a property on Wombeyan Caves Road at Bullio, the same day.
During a search of the property, a Polaris all-terrain vehicle was seized.
On Wednesday, December 5, police attended a Mount Annan home and spoke to a 46-year-old man.
The man provided officers with damaged stickers which were allegedly on the all-terrain vehicle at the time of the incident.
Following further inquiries on Thursday, December 6, the 46-year-old man was charged with drive vehicle with unlawful police insignia, and responsible person not disclose drivers details, before being issued a future court attendance notice.
He is due to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on Tuesday, February 19.
Police would like to warn the public that possessing or driving a motor vehicle containing police insignia is an offence which carries a maximum of two years imprisonment and a fine of up to $11,000.