Police in the Southern Highlands have arrested a man in connection with a social media video that featured a buggy racing through bushland sporting illegal police markings.
The Polaris all-terrain vehicle allegedly marked with NSW police insignia narrowly missed a Mitsubishi Triton utility on Wombeyan Caves Road, Bullio, at about 2 pm on Saturday (December 1).
The incident was captured on dash cam and posted on social media. After becoming aware of the video, officers from the Hume Police District commenced inquiries.
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Frightening dashcam vision of a dirt buggy with fake police stickers almost crashing into a ute has led to an arrest Mount Annan, in Sydney's south west. #9News | http://9News.com.au
Posted by 9 News Sydney on Thursday, 6 December 2018
After attending a property on Wombeyan Caves Road at Bullio, the suspect buggy was seized.
On Wednesday (December 5) inquires led police to a 46-year-old man at a Mount Annan home. The man provided officers with damaged stickers which were allegedly on the all-terrain vehicle at the time of the incident.
The 46-year-old has since been charged with a number of offences including driving a vehicle with unlawful police insignia.
He is due to appear at Moss Vale Local Court on February 19.
Police say 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.
Original Article published by Ian Campbell on About Regional.