Disqualified driver charged after police pursuit through Botany

A disqualified driver will face court today charged after allegedly speeding from a random breath testing site and leading police on a pursuit through Sydney’s south.

Just before 8.30pm yesterday (Sunday 11 August 2019), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol were conducting random breath testing on Botany Road, Botany, when they directed a hatchback to enter the testing site.

The vehicle allegedly failed to stop and sped past officers.

A police pursuit was initiated through Botany before the car stopped in Kemp Avenue and the driver, a 36-year-old man, fled the vehicle on foot.

He was arrested nearby and underwent a roadside breath test, which was negative. The driver allegedly showed signs of being affected by a substance and was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital for blood and urine testing.

The man was then taken to Maroubra Police Station, where he was charged with fail to comply with request or signal to stop vehicle, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

He was refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court today (Monday 12 August 2019).

Investigations are continuing.

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