Police charge man after pursuit in Sylvania

A man has been charged following a pursuit and collision in Sydney’s south yesterday.

Shortly after 6pm (Friday 22 February 2019) officers from Sutherland Police Area Command located a man driving a stolen vehicle and pursued it when the vehicle failed to stop near the Southgate Shopping Centre.

A number of pursuits were commenced and terminated due to the manner in which the stolen Holden Trax was being driven.

Shortly after, officers travelling south on the Princes Highway observed and followed the Holden being driven south in the north bound lanes.

The Holden was then involved in a collision with the police vehicle, causing the vehicles to be pushed into the south bound lanes of the highway.

The male and female constables were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries and have since been discharged.

A 29-year-old man from The Oaks was arrested at the scene and conveyed to Sutherland Hospital for assessment.

Upon release, the man was taken to Sutherland Police Station and charged with 11 offences including intimidation (x2), police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly (Skyes Law) (x2), driver never licensed, drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, goods in personal custody suspected stolen (x2), resist arrest, wield knife in a public place and possess prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court via AVL later today (Saturday 23 February 2019).

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