Police charge driver after pursuit at Coffs Harbour

A man has been charged following a pursuit with police on the state’s Mid North Coast today.

Just before 2pm (Saturday 24 April 2021), police received reports of a Peugeot sedan travelling south at excessive speed on the Pacific Highway towards Coffs Harbour.

Officers from Coffs Harbour Traffic and Highway Patrol saw the vehicle travelling above the 110 km/h speed limit and attempted to stop the vehicle near Sapphire Beach.

The Peugeot failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated travelling through Korora before being terminated due to safety concerns.

A short time later, police patrolling the Coffs Harbour CBD saw the Peugeot stopped in heavy traffic outside the police station.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, was removed from the vehicle and arrested.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, and use unregistered motor vehicle.

The Queensland man was grated conditional bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 17 May 2021.

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