Man charged following alleged pursuit in Kempsey

A man has been charged following an alleged pursuit north of Kempsey yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 2.30pm yesterday, Traffic and Highway Patrol Officers were conducting a patrol along the Pacific Highway, Pola Creek, as part of Operation Saturation.

Officers detected an unregistered Holden Commodore sedan. It will be alleged the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, where the Commodore reached speeds of up to 170km/h.

About 3.40pm, officers attended a home at Coachstop Court, Telegraph Point, and located the vehicle and a 20-year-old man.

The man was arrested and the vehicle searched. It will be alleged officers located a number of tactical knives, which were seized.

The man was taken back to Port Macquarie Police Station.

He has been charged with unregistered vehicle, disqualified driver, exceed speed, Skye’s Law (police pursuit), possess prohibited weapon and receive property stolen outside NSW.

He appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court today and was refused bail to reappear at Port Macquarie Local Court this Wednesday. (13 April 2016).

NSW Police will be out in force over the next three weeks as Operation Saturation continues, in an effort to combat the rising road toll.

Operation Saturation will include the entire Traffic and Highway Patrol fleet, assisted by local police, in high-visibility patrols on NSW roads.

The operation started on Friday (8 April 2016) and runs until Thursday 21 April 2016.