Police charge man with drink driving after pursuit with police at Port Macquarie

A man has been arrested following a pursuit with police at Port Macquarie yesterday.

Officers from Mid North Coast Traffic and Highway patrol Command were patrolling the Port Macquarie area when they saw a Mitsubishi Triton utility travelling on the Oxley Highway just after 7pm (Friday 10 October 2019).

Whilst negotiating a round-about at the intersection of Fernhill Road, the Mitsubishi was seen to clip the concrete median strip.

Police attempted to stop the Mitsubishi, which failed to stop, turning left into Widderson Street.

A pursuit was initiated, and the Mitsubishi turned left onto West Street before colliding with a Honda Accord at the intersection of Clifton Drive.

The Mitsubishi continued on Clifton Drive before losing control and mounting the kerb, hitting a bus stop and power pole.

The driver and sole occupant, a 35-year-old man, was submitted to a roadside breath test, returning a positive result.

The man was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis and returned an alleged reading of 0.143.

He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, not give particulars to other driver, drive with middle range PCA, and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday 6 November 2019.

His licence was also suspended.

As a result of the collisions, the driver of the Honda was uninjured and power to Clifton Drive and surrounding areas will be affected for some hours.

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