Wodonga man’s car impounded after pursuit

A man has had his mate’s car impounded and will spend the morning behind bars following a police pursuit in Wodonga overnight.

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A man has had his mate’s car impounded and will spend the morning behind bars following a police pursuit in Wodonga overnight.

Wodonga police responded to multiple calls from an interstate truck driver reporting an erratic vehicle on the Hume Freeway near Rutherglen about 1am.

A short time later police detected the Nissan Micra travelling at an alleged speed of 155km/h in an 80 zone on McKoy Street, Wodonga.

Police initiated a pursuit and the vehicle was intercepted a short time later.

The driver, a 31-year-old Wodonga man was arrested by police and charged with reckless conduct, dangerous driving while being pursued by police, and other traffic-related offences.

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The Nissan he was driving, which belonged to the man’s friend, was impounded for 30 days.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Wodonga Magistrates’ Court later today.

Sergeant Sarrah O’Keefe said “We have a lot of people on the roads at the moment, heading home to their families for Christmas, we want everyone to make it home safely”

“It’s luck no one was seriously injured or killed as a result of this driver’s behaviour.”

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