Police pursuit ends when car gets bogged on Vi Barnett Oval, Raymond Terrace

Two men have been arrested following a police pursuit through Raymond Terrace which ended when the vehicle was bogged in the middle of a sporting field on Thursday morning.

The vehicle became bogged at Vi Barnett Oval, Raymond Terrace.

The vehicle became bogged at Vi Barnett Oval, Raymond Terrace.

Police allege they spotted a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner on Raymond Terrace Road, between Chisholm and Raymond Terrace, at 7.25am on September 19.

"Police attempted to stop the vehicle, however when it failed to stop, police initiated a pursuit which continued through the streets of Raymond Terrace CBD for a short time," a police spokesperson said.

Police tape around the abandoned car in Raymond Terrace.

Police tape around the abandoned car in Raymond Terrace.

"The vehicle then collided with a fence before the offenders abandoned the vehicle on the Raymond Terrace athletic field. A foot pursuit was initiated, with one offender jumping in the nearby Hunter River. A short time later, both men were arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station."

Police have charged a 22-year-old Fullerton Cove man with police pursuit, dangerous driving and resist police. He has been refused bail at Raymond Terrace Local Court to appear at the same court on Monday, September 30.

A 23-year-old Mayfield man has been charged with hinder police.

Due to the recent rain, recovery of the vehicle was unsuccessful. Further attempts will be initiated after the field dries out which could take up to seven days.

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