Victorian charged for allegedly speeding away from border checkpoint

A man has been charged after allegedly driving through a border checkpoint at Rockton in the Monaro region on Monday.

About 8.30am, on Monday, November 16, police stopped a station wagon with Victorian registration at the border checkpoint on the Monaro Highway at Rockton.

When police spoke with the driver and two passengers about their border permits to enter NSW, the driver allegedly accelerated from the checkpoint. The vehicle was pursued by police for a short time before the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later, police located the vehicle crashed on the side of the road near Jimenbuen. Two men and a woman were assisted from the vehicle and arrested, before being taken to Cooma Police Station. No injuries were reported.

The driver, a 26-year-old man from Moe in Victoria, was later taken to Cooma Hospital for mandatory testing, before returning to the police station.

He has been charged with police pursuit, drive when visiting privileges withdrawn, drive unregistered or charges unpaid vehicle, drive uninsured vehicle, use registrable vehicle not display authorised numberplates, and reckless driving.

The man was refused bail to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on Tuesday, November 17.

The other two occupants were released pending further inquiries.

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