A MAN who failed to stop at an RBT triggered an elaborate high-speed police chase stretching some 50km before dumping his car and fleeing on foot.
The Queensland man drove through the Edward Street test site about 8.30pm last night.
Police engaged a pursuit and chased the Mitsubishi Lancer along Docker and Bourke streets, reaching speeds of 150km/h in 50km/h zones.
The vehicle then travelled along the Holbrook to Mangoplah Road, but police terminated the pursuit due to safety fears.
Wagga duty officer Inspector Peter McLay said police again sighted the vehicle about 10 minutes later further along the road.
Officers re-engaged the chase, but the 19-year-old driver dumped his car and fled when he realised police were on his tail.
The man ran into nearby paddocks and police lost sight of him, Inspector McLay said.
The vehicle was towed to Wagga.
On Thursday morning, police received information the suspect was on the Holbrook Road, attempting to secure a lift with a random motorist.
Police tended to that report and located the man about 10am.
“When police arrived, he tried to put up a little bit of a fight,” Inspector McLay said.
“He was subsequently arrested. He is now in Wagga assisting police with inquiries.”
Inspector McLay expected the teen to be charged later today and front Wagga Local Court in the morning.
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