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Weapon allegedly fired during police pursuit on Hume Highway

Posted by on 18/07/2018

A police weapon was allegedly fired during the chase of a Queanbeyan couple in a stolen vehicle on the Hume Highway on Thursday.
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The chase started around 10.45am, and was stopped due to safety concerns at Bookham, north-west of Canberra, but a second officer began following the ute at low-speed.

A police statement said “an internal investigation is now underway into the discharge of a police firearm during the second pursuit”. No further details were given about the circumstances of the firing of the weapon.

A 34-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both from Queanbeyan, were arrested shortly after the second pursuit and taken to Yass Police Station.

The man was charged with a number of offences including disqualified driving, two counts of not stopping in a police pursuit, reckless driving, dishonestly obtaining property by deception, speeding, and stealing a motor vehicle.

The woman faces three charges relating to the stolen vehicle.

Police will argue bail be denied when the pair appear in Goulburn Local Court on Friday.

Police urge anyone who witnessed this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Goulburn Detectives. Information can be provided anonymously.

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