Man charged following pursuit - Hexham

Thursday, 06 January 2022 01:57:33 AM

A man has been charged following a pursuit in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

About 5.30pm on Wednesday (5 January 2022), officers attached to the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command were travelling north on Stewart Avenue, Hamilton South, when they observed a white Ford Falcon driving in a dangerous manner.

A short time later, police sighted the vehicle travelling on Wallsend and Maitland Road, Sandgate.

Police have attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver allegedly failed to stop as directed by police, and a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle has crashed into another vehicle travelling in the same direction before stopping about 20 meters into marshland.

When the vehicle stopped, the driver has fled the scene of foot before he was arrested at Hexham. He was taken to the Mater Hospital for testing before being taken to Waratah police station.

The driver – a 25-year-old man – was charged with police pursuit – not stop - drive dangerously, not obey direction of police/authorised person, negligent driving, use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road, use uninsured motor vehicle, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and not give particulars to other driver (2).

No one was injured in the crash.

The man was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 6 January 2020.