Man charged after Marulan police chase

By Sam Hall
Updated November 5 2012 - 11:44pm, first published February 17 2011 - 10:34pm

A 50-year-old man has been refused bail after allegedly leading police on a 22km high-speed pursuit in the Southern Tablelands last night.Police allege the man reached speeds of up to 180km/h during the chaotic chase, flashing his high beam lights at other drivers and swerving erratically between lanes. Goulburn Highway Patrol officers first noticed a car allegedly speeding while travelling north along the Hume Hwy.The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver allegedly failed to stop and police started a pursuit. The driver pulled over at Uringalla Creek, north of Marulan, where he was arrested after allegedly refusing to submit to a roadside breath test.Police claim the man was so intoxicated that they had to forcibly remove him from his vehicle.The 50-year-old Karabar man was taken to Goulburn Police Station where he was charged with driving in a manner dangerous to the public, refusing a breath analysis, police pursuit (not stop), driving dangerously (Skye’s Law) and exceeding the speed limit over 45km/h.He was refused bail and is due to appear in Goulburn Local Court today.

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