Unaccompanied learner driver in court after separate pursuits across Sydney’s west

An unaccompanied learner driver has been charged following separate police pursuits across Sydney’s west this morning.

About 12.30am (Sunday 1 November 2020), officers from Mount Druitt Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a Hyundai Accent on Luxford Road, Lethbridge Park.

When it allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit commenced, however, it was terminated in Tregear due to safety concerns.

Following information received, PolAir monitored the Hyundai before a second pursuit commenced on the Great Western Highway at Kingswood about 1am.

It was also terminated due to safety concerns.

About 1.45am, the Hyundai was stopped on Acacia Terrace, Bidwill, and police arrested the driver, a 24-year-old man.

He was taken to Mt Druitt Hospital for mandatory testing, before being taken to Mt Druitt Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (x2), learner not accompanied by driver/police officer/tester, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty, learner driver not display “L” plates are prescribed, and exceed speed (more than 45km/h).

The Dean Park man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court later today.

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