Unlicensed driver charged after crashing unregistered car into house at Raymond Terrace

A man will appear in court today charged after crashing an unregistered car into a house in the Hunter region last night.

About 9.20pm (Saturday 10 October 2020), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling in the Raymond Terrace area, following reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Police observed a silver Holden Commodore travelling on Links Road; however, it drove away in the opposite direction.

A short time later, the Holden was located crashed into a home on Scott Close, Raymond Terrace.

The crash caused extensive damage to the front concrete veranda of the home, estimated to be valued at more than $40,000.

The driver, a 23-year-old man, was arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.

He was later taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, never licensed person drive vehicle on road and use unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road.

The man was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 11 October 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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