A Sydney man has been arrested and charged in Queanbeyan following a police chase through the city’s west on Wednesday

Officers from the Monaro district attempted to pull over a Holden Barina that was spotted without a rear number plate along Gilmore Place at about midday.

Instead, the car is allegedly to have driven off launching a short pursuit by police.

Officers say the Barina then attempted to turn right onto Tharwa Road when it hit a telegraph pole before three men ran from the vehicle.

All three were arrested nearby a short time later and taken to Queanbeyan Police Station.

The 26-year-old Sydney man who was driving the car was charged with a string of offences including failing to stop for police and driving recklessly.

The other two men were released without charge.

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The driver has been granted bail to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court next month.