Police draw guns to arrest suspect behind wild car chase

Natasha Squarey

Police have drawn their guns while arresting a wanted man following a car chase near Bathurst on Monday afternoon.

The 24-year-old man evaded police on the Great Western Highway at Kelso after he refused to pull over and sped off.

Several people were detained at the property after a warrant was issued for the driver's arrest. Photo: 7 News
Several people were detained at the property after a warrant was issued for the driver's arrest. Photo: 7 News

Officers started chasing the yellow Holden Commodore, but had to stop when the pursuit became too dangerous.

After issuing a warrant for his arrest, police surrounded a unit in Queen Street, Oberon where they entered with their guns drawn just after 3pm.

The man was handcuffed and placed into a police vehicle. Several other occupants of the unit were also detained.

The man allegedly failed to pull over in his yellow Holden Commodore, before speeding away from police. Photo: 7 News
The man allegedly failed to pull over in his yellow Holden Commodore, before speeding away from police. Photo: 7 News
The 24-year-old was eventually arrested and taken to Bathurst police station. Photo: 7 News
The 24-year-old was eventually arrested and taken to Bathurst police station. Photo: 7 News

Police searched a bag belonging to the suspect and seized a rifle bolt and ammunition.

The man is now in custody at Bathurst police station where he is being questioned.

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