POLICE have charged a learner driver who allegedly led officers on a pursuit through Wagga before crashing his car.
Officers from the Riverina Police District were patrolling Wagga's Baylis Street about 7.20am on Tuesday, when they witnessed a white Mitsubishi Magna fail to stop for a red light.
Police engaged in a pursuit with the driver along Tompson Street, but it was terminated a short time later when the Magna allegedly made a failed attempt to turn onto The Esplanade and crashed into two sets of bollards.
The driver, since identified as a 24-year-old Mount Austin man, attempted to flee the scene, but police arrested him a short distance away.
Officers searched the man's vehicle and allegedly located $14,000 cash, a knife and prescription medication.
The items were seized for forensic examination.
The 24-year-old was taken to Wagga Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, and learner not accompanied.
His learner driver's licence was also suspended.
The man was refused bail to reappear in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday, March 3.
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