Disqualified driver charged over pursuit – Central Coast

A man who is disqualified from driving until the end of the decade has been charged over a pursuit on the Central Coast yesterday.

About 10.30am (Friday 26 August 2022), officers from Tuggerah Lakes Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle along Sparks Road, Warnervale. When the vehicle failed to stop as directed a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle stopped in Coral Gum Road, Hamlyn Terrace, where the driver – and sole occupant – ran into bushland.

With the assistance of PolAir, the Dog Squad and other police a perimeter was established.

A 23-year-old man was arrested a short time later in a garden shed at the rear of a home on Dundonald Avenue. It will be alleged that the man attempted to resist arrest before being taken to Wyong Police Station.

Inquiries revealed the man was the holder of learner’s licence that was disqualified until 2029 and was also wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants.

The Gorokan man was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, enter inclosed lands not prescribed premises without lawful excuse, resist officer in execution of duty and the two arrest warrants.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 27 August 2022), where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Gosford Local Court on Monday (29 August 2022).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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