Police charge man after pursuit at Lake Illawarra

A man will face court today charged with alleged traffic related offences following a pursuit in the Lake Illawarra region yesterday.

About 2.40pm (Thursday 22 July), a Ford Territory allegedly failed to stop when directed to, for a random breath test on Captain Cook Drive, Barrack Heights.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District initiated a pursuit, which was terminated soon after on Leawarra Avenue due to safety reasons.

With assistance from PolAir, the vehicle was found abandoned in Beaton Street, Mount Warrigal, before a 39-year-old man was arrested in Landy Drive.

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, use registrable vehicle not display authorised number plates, and use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed.

The Mount Warrigal man was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Friday 23 July 2021).

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