Man in custody after pursuit - Central Coast

Sunday, 22 January 2023 03:09:20 AM

A man is in police custody following a pursuit on the Central Coast.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District were called to a shopping centre in Green Point about 7.30pm yesterday (Saturday 21 January 2023), after a woman reported she’d been held against her will by a man who then stole her SUV.

Acting on information provided, police saw the vehicle on James Sea Drive at Green Point, and a pursuit was initiated when the driver allegedly failed to stop when directed.

Police followed the vehicle through Central Coast suburbs where it allegedly reached speeds of up to 120km/h in a 60km/h zone.

The SUV allegedly struck a ute on Terrigal Drive at Erina a short time later; the female driver was shaken but not injured.

The Police Airwing, PolAir 4, was called to assist and tracked the vehicle to a roundabout at the intersection of the Central Coast Highway and Crystal Street, Forresters Beach, where it hit a police vehicle and rolled onto its side.

The driver was taken into custody after a short struggle during which OC spray and a Taser were deployed to affect the arrest.

The 33-year-old man has been taken to Gosford Police Station, where NSW Ambulance paramedics treated him for minor injuries believed to have been sustained in the crash.

Inquiries are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.