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Courtney Pollard is a woman who allegedly rammed two police officers with her car before leading cops on a terrifying high-speed chase through Melbourne streets as she is behind bars. Pollard is accused of using her silver Ford sedan to pin one policeman against a wall, before running over the foot of a policewoman and fleeing the scene at speeds of up to 170km/h.
Police had been called to conduct a welfare check on Pollard in Seaford, southeast of Melbourne before she allegedly went on a Mad Max-style pursuit.
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Courtney Pollard, of Fairfield, is 27 years old.
Courtney Pollard accused of leading cops on a terrifying Mad Max-style chase across Melbourne
Courtney Pollard is reportedly accused of fleeing the scene at high speed as bewildered police followed. Officers trailed Pollard for 40km across Melbourne’s southeast for more than an hour, using the police helicopter to keep track of her from above.
She was eventually captured after police used spike strips to bring her car to a grinding halt.
By the time her car careered into a tree, she had travelled as far away as Burwood, just east of Melbourne’s CBD. Pollard allegedly fled the scene on foot and hid in the backyard of a nearby house where she was discovered and arrested.
She faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday via videolink from her jail cell at the Melbourne Custody Centre.
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Pollard faces a swag of charges, including intentionally causing serious injury, reckless conduct endangering life and assault related offences. Pollard was further hit with four couns of intentionally exposing an emergency worker to dangerous driving.
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Pollard’s lawyer, Naomi Newbound, told the court her client was already struggling behind bars.
‘She’s stressed and anxious,’ she said.
Pollard made no application for bail and will spend New Year’s Eve behind bars. The court heard she will be remanded in custody until at least March next year.
Both injured police officers were taken to the hospital for treatment. Victoria Police Inspector Paul Cripps said he had spoken to the officers and they were ‘in good spirits’.
‘One officer is going to have some very severe bruising to his legs and the other has got some fractures to her foot,’ he said.
Pollard was remanded in custody and scheduled to reappear in court.