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Car with baby inside slams into tree during pursuit in NSW central west

A baby boy is lucky he wasn’t seriously injured or even killed after two people, assumed to be his parents, tried to avoid a random breath test.

Police say they tried to pull over a car travelling west along Lake Cargelligo Road, Lake Cargelligo a little after 2:00PM on Tuesday.

They wanted to breath test the driver, but she wasn’t having a bar of it.


It is alleged the woman behind the wheel, swapped places with a male passenger while the car was in motion, before the car veered out of control.

Police watched as the vehicle swerved into the eastbound lane of the street, then into the dirt shoulder and down a culvert before finally slamming into a tree.

The 28-year-old man was eventually breath tested and returned a negative reading but further checks revealed that he had been disqualified from driving until 2027.

A 37-year-old woman and six-month-old boy, who was strapped in the backseat, weren’t hurt but were taken to hospital as a precaution.  They have since been released.

The man is expected to be issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for driving whilst disqualified and other traffic related offences.