A wanted man accused of leading police on a pursuit before smashing into a highway patrol car near Wagga's northern suburbs will face court today on a string of offences.
According to police, highway patrol officers attempted to stop a Mazda ute - which police say had been reported stolen - on Old Narrandera Road around 4.20pm on Sunday.
The driver allegedly failed to stop, prompting police to initiate a pursuit.
Riverina Police District Detective Inspector Adrian Telfer said the vehicle reached speeds of up to 160km/h.
As the utility neared Pine Gully Road, it allegedly deliberately crashed into a fully-marked highway patrol vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.
Inspector Telfer said the driver got out of the vehicle, allegedly trying to flea on foot.
"There was a short foot chase of about 200m, and he was targeted with capsicum spray, with police ultimately able to catch and arrest the individual," he said.
He was taken to Wagga Base Hospital and then, once released, to Wagga police station.
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The 25-year-old was charged with a revocation of parole warrant and 11 offences.
They range from three counts each of drive motor vehicle menaces another with intent and driving dangerously and not stopping in a police pursuit, two of driving at speed and not stopping in a police pursuit, and one each of stealing a car, driving while never having held a licence and special aggravated break and enter.
Police will allege that the charges relate to a range of incidents that occurred over a three-day period, starting on Friday.
The man was refused bail and will appear at Wagga Local Court today.