Man threw bag of ice away as he ran from officers, police allege

A man who allegedly threw away a bag of ice as he ran from police will face Penrith Local Court today (Thursday).

Officers attempted to pull over a driver travelling along Colless Street about 2.05pm on July 6 when the vehicle allegedly accelerated away from them, according to a Penrith police spokesman.

The vehicle pulled into a Derby Street driveway and the officers pulled up in time to see the driver allegedly jump over a back fence, he said.

“A foot pursuit has taken place backing onto Parker Street,” the spokesman said. 

“As [the alleged offender] entered Parker Street he was seen to throw a bag of white powder into the front garden of a residence. He ran into the middle of the road way … and has tripped and fallen.

“Police took a hold of the male and he began to thrash and throw his body around.”

The man was eventually handcuffed and taken to Penrith police station, where it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

“Police recovered a bag containing a white substance, which appeared to be 1.6 grams of ice,” the spokesman said.

A 33-year-old St Clair man has been charged with driving while disqualified, possessing prohibited drugs, resisting arrest and an outstanding warrant.

He was refused bail to appear before Penrith Local Court today (July 13).