Young person arrested after Port Stephens pursuit

Friday, 23 December 2022 02:41:11 PM

A young person has been arrested after a pursuit in Port Stephens yesterday.

About 3.45pm (Thursday 22 December 2022), officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, when they signalled for a driver to stop for an RBT.

The driver failed to stop and officers initiated a pursuit; however, it was terminated due to safety concerns over the manner of driving.

Shortly after, police detected the same vehicle in the East Seaham area and followed the vehicle to Clarence Town.

Road spikes were deployed by officers attached to Port Stephens Police District and the vehicle came to a stop on Limeburners Creek Road, Clarence Town.

The driver, a 15-year-old female, was arrested at the scene along with four passengers, a 15-year-old female, 16-year-old male, and two 18-year-old females.

The five teens were taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where the four passengers were released.

The driver was charged with drive in a dangerous manner and breach of bail.

She was refused bail to appear before Children's Court today (Friday 23 December).