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Man charged after multiple pursuits - Brisbane Water PD

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 10:06:58 PM

A man has been arrested after a car crashed, following three separate police pursuits on the Central Coast today.

About 11.35am (Wednesday 19 May 2021), officers attached to Central Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Toyota Hilux exceeding the speed limit on the Pacific Highway at Wyoming.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle; which it failed to do, and a pursuit was initiated, however it was terminated almost immediately due to safety concerns.

A short time later, the Hilux was observed by officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District travelling on Hill Street, Gosford.

The Hilux briefly pulled over before accelerating away from police.

A pursuit commenced, before it was terminated about 5 minutes later due to safety concerns.

About 11.45am (Wednesday 19 May 2021), officers in an unmarked police vehicle observed the Hilux travelling on Deane St, Narara.

Police attempted to stop the Hilux, before it crossed to the incorrect side of the road, and a pursuit commenced.

The pursuit continued through the Lisarow, Ourimbah and Somersby areas, before the Hilux crashed into a concrete barrier at the intersection of Wisemans Ferry Road and the M1 Pacific Motorway, about 12.15pm (Wednesday 19 May 2021).

When officers attempted to remove the male driver from the vehicle, he aggressively resisted, before he was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

A 19-year-old man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (x 3), resist officer in execution of duty and class A m/v exceed speed > 45 km/h – Estimated.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 20 May 2021).