Police car rammed in Camperdown pursuit

Police are on the look-out for a black Toyota four-wheel-drive with New South Wales registration plates after a police vehicle was rammed in Camperdown this afternoon.

A police officer initiated a pursuit in Camperdown just before 2pm which reached speeds of 100km/h in a 60km/h zone before the female driver turned into a quarry on the east side of the town.

The driver then collided with a police vehicle, rendering it undriveable, while escaping from the quarry off Manifold Street.

A tow truck had to be called to remove the police car.

A second police officer in another vehicle continued the pursuit but almost immediately terminated the chase due the erratic nature of the driver's behaviour.

It is understood that an incident near Bookaar, west of the Camperdown, may have sparked police involvement.

Officers to the east and south of Camperdown were on the look-out for the Toyota.

There was a large amount of traffic along the Princes Highway yesterday as people made their way home after the Easter long weekend, especially with the Hamilton Highway closed due to the recent bomb incident at Derrinallum.


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