Kyabram police are the first officers in the state to charge a person under the new evade police legislation which came into effect on December 20.December 24, 2012 5:30am
Kyabram police are the first officers in the state to charge a person under the new evade police legislation which came into effect on December 20.
Police were conducting random breath testing in McEwen Rd, Kyabram about 8.40
The vehicle was checked and came back as unregistered, but as they were writing up the penalty notice the driver is alleged to have got back in the vehicle and driven off.
The vehicle was pursued into Allan St and then into Wight St, where the driver is alleged to have driven at the police vehicle, nearly colliding with it.
The pursuit was terminated due to the possible danger to ped-estrian traffic in the area.
On Saturday police arrested a 20-year-old man from Girgarre who was interviewed and charged with the new offence of dangerous driving while being pursued by police, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, recklessly engaging in conduct likely to cause serious injury, dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle when directed to stop by police and breaching of licence condition.
The Girgarre man was bailed to appear at Echuca Magistrates’ Court on February 5, 2013.
Melbourne police have also interviewed a 36-year-old man from St Kilda in relation to the new legislation after he allegedly attempted to evade police the same day the new legislation was announced.
Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said it was disgraceful people were still putting the lives of police and the public at risk by making stupid decisions.
‘‘It is disappointing that on the same day the government announce this new legislation we have someone deciding to initiate a pursuit with our members,’’ he said.
‘‘It astounds me that someone thinks they can make a choice to place other people’s lives in danger by their recklessness. You would think the prospect of a jail term or loss of their licence would make them think twice, but unfortunately there are still stupid people out there who think this behaviour is okay.’’
There have been 10 recorded pursuits since the legislation was introduced.
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