Police officer dislocates shoulder in Ulladulla arrest

A police officer was injured while arresting a man following a pursuit at Ulladulla on Saturday night.

Just before 10.30pm (September 9), police from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling Green Street, Ulladulla when they attempted to stop two motorcycles for a random breath test.

One rider stopped but the other rider allegedly accelerated away at high speed.

Police pursued the motorcycle, which officers alleged was travelling at 140km/h in a 50km/h zone.

When the rider reached Village Drive, he allegedly struck a kerb and went into a grass verge.

Police stopped behind the rider, who was allegedly attempting to right the motorcycle, and tackled him to the ground to effect his arrest.

A male senior constable suffered a dislocated shoulder during the incident and was taken to Milton Hospital for treatment and later discharged.

The 20-year-old male rider was taken to Ulladulla Police Station where it was revealed he had a suspended licence.

The man was released from custody and will be issued with a court attendance notice for police pursuit, driving at a dangerous speed  and driving while suspended.

He will face court at a later date.


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