Gilgandra man leads Parkes Police on pursuit then refuses to get out of vehicle

Police smash vehicle window after driver refuses to get out

Police were forced to smash the window of a vehicle early on Wednesday morning after the driver refused to get out.

Officers were on routine patrol at 3.20am in Close Street when they observed a red Holden sedan take off from a residence at high speed. Police tried to stop the driver however the vehicle accelerated away harshly.

Fifteen minutes later officers saw the same vehicle on the Newell Highway and initiated a pursuit.

Ultimately police stopped the vehicle in Bushman Street and removed the driver who they will allege was driving under the influence of a drug.

He was arrested and charged with numerous driving matters including Skye's Law - Police Pursuit.

The 25-year-old Gilgandra man was refused police bail to appear in Parkes Local Court, where he was also refused bail to appear in Coonabarabran Local Court.

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A silver Holden Commodore station wagon was stolen from a property on Military Road early on Wednesday evening.