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Woman charged over Corrimal car chase

POLICE have charged a woman following a pursuit at Corrimal last week.
About 9.40 am on Friday police attempted to pull over a Holden Commodore station wagon in Bellambi
It allegedly failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated that ended at Corrimal.Two minor collisions occurred during the course of the pursuit; however, there were no injuries.
Three people from inside the vehicle – two women and a man – were taken into custody. A five-year-old girl was also in the car.
Family and Community Services staff have been called to ensure her welfare.Two of the adult passengers were later released without charge, but the driver – a 25-year-old Bellambi woman – was charged with:
• Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously;
• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;
• Use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road;
• Not give particulars to other driver;
• Use Class A vehicle number plate obscured, defaced;
• Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention;
• Deal with property suspected proceeds of crime;
• Driver not wear seatbelt properly;
• Drive with child not restrained as prescribed; and
• Two outstanding conviction warrants.
The woman appeared in Port Kembla Local Court on Saturday. She was refused bail, and is due to re-appear in the same court tomorrow. Wollongong detectives are continuing their investigations into this incident, including possible links with a number of armed robberies in the Wollongong area.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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