Police charge man after 125km pursuit – Chifley

A man has been charged following a lengthy pursuit in the state’s Central Tablelands.

About 9.30pm on Friday (1 May 2020), officers attached to Chifley Highway Patrol attempted to stop a blue Hyundai i30 on William Street, Bathurst, for the purpose of a random breath test.

The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated, travelling though several townships on the Castlereagh Highway.

Police deployed road spikes in Cullen Bullen and the Hyundai came to a stop on the side of the road.

The driver fled the location and was pursued by foot into nearby paddock, where a short struggle ensued, he was arrested and taken to Bathurst Police Station.

The 27-year-old man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (Skye’s law), drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period and resist officer in execution of duty.

He was bailed refused to appear at Lithgow Local Court on Thursday 7 May 2020.

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