Police charge man after crash with police car during pursuit at Lake Illawarra

A man has been charged following a pursuit in the state’s Illawarra Region earlier today.

Just after 10am (Wednesday 20 October 2021), officers attached to The Hume Highway Patrol attempted to stop a Ford Falcon sedan for the purpose of a random breath test on Shellharbour Road at Warrawong.

The driver allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

At the intersection of King Street and Shellharbour Road, the Highway Patrol vehicle and Ford Falcon collided, before the driver of the Ford fled the scene on foot.

The passenger – a 32-year-old woman – was uninjured and spoken to by police, before being released.

Following inquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at the rear of a property on Lake View Road at Primbee about 11.30am.

He was taken to Shellharbour Hospital for mandatory testing.

Upon release, the man was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with aggravated break, enter and steal, police pursuit – drive manner dangerous, resist arrest and unlicensed driver never held.

He was refused bail and is due to appear at Wollongong Local Court tomorrow (Thursday 21 October 2021).

A male senior constable was taken to Shellharbour Hospital with a minor hand injury, before being released.

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