Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Man To Face Court Over High Speed Pursuit Through Newcastle And Lake Macquarie

BY IAN CROUCH

Police have arrested a Gateshead man over a lengthy pursuit through Newcastle's western suburbs and Lake Macquarie.

Officers attempted to pull over a maroon Holden Commodore Station Wagon on Mordue Parade at Jesmond for an RBT at about 12.45 this morning, but the driver took off.

Police lost sight of the car before it was noticed by the Dog Squad on the Inner City Bypass and the chase resumed at speeds reaching 160 kilometres per hour, before the pursuit was eventually called off at Hillsborough Road.

Officers later went to a unit in Wickham Road at New Lambton where the 41-year-old driver was arrested.

It's alleged he was also in possession of ICE and cannabis.

He's been charged with several offences including police pursuit, disqualified driving and drug possession, and has been refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today.



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