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Man charged following pursuit - Coffs Harbour

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 10:23:34 AM

A man has been charged following a pursuit on the state’s north coast yesterday.

About 11am (Monday 19 September 2022), officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attempted to stop a silver Holden sedan travelling southbound on the Pacific Highway near Arrawarra, north of Woolgoolga.

The driver – a 47-year-old man – allegedly failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit; however, it was terminated near Woolgoolga due to safety concerns.

Soon after, the vehicle was sighted on the Pacific Highway, near Coffs Harbour, before a second pursuit was commenced.

Road spikes were successfully deployed on the Pacific Highway, near Waterfall Way, before the vehicle came to a stop.

The man was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with:

  • common assault,
  • stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (domestic)
  • armed with intent to commit indictable offence,
  • class A m/v exceed speed > 45 km/h,
  • police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed,
  • police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously
  • refuse or fail to submit to oral fluid test.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Tuesday 20 September 2022).