Mount Annan man charged for allegedly driving buggy with illegal police markings

The Polaris all-terrain vehicle allegedly featuring NSW Police markings. Picture: 9 News Sydney
The Polaris all-terrain vehicle allegedly featuring NSW Police markings. Picture: 9 News Sydney

A Mount Annan man will face court early next year for allegedly driving a buggy with illegal NSW Police markings.

A investigation was launched following reports that a Polaris all-terrain vehicle narrowly missed a Mitsubishi Triton utility on Wombeyan Caves Road, Bullio about 2pm on Saturday, December 1.

The incident was captured on dash cam and posted on social media.

Hume Police District officers discovered the video on Monday, December 3 and began inquires.

Police spoke to the Triton’s driver and examined the footage on Tuesday, confirming the buggy depicted was not an official NSW Police vehicle.

Officers attended a property on Wombeyan Caves Road that same day and seized a Polaris all-terrain vehicle.

Police attended a Mount Annan home on Wednesday and spoke to a 46-year-old man.

The man provided police with damaged stickers which were allegedly on the same all-terrain vehicle.

The Mount Annan man was arrested and charged on Thursday with driving a vehicle with unlawful police insignia and not disclosing driver details.

He was issued with a future court attendance notice to appear at Moss Vale court on February 19, 2019.

Police warn the public that possessing or driving a motor vehicle containing police insignia is an offence which carries a maximum of two years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to $11,000.