Suspended driver charged after pursuit – Bulahdelah

A MAN has appeared in Taree Local Court today charged after a pursuit along the Pacific Highway.

Man charged after pursuit.

Man charged after pursuit.

Taree Highway Patrol officers were alerted about 4pm yesterday (Thursday, June 5 2014), when a car passed an unmarked police vehicle, allegedly being driven at high speed.

They detected the silver Holden Barina travelling south at Possum Brush, allegedly at 140kph in the 100kph zone.

A pursuit was initiated and continued south, allegedly reaching speeds of up to almost 160kph.

The pursuit ceased when road spikes were deployed at Bulahdelah and a 24-year-old man arrested.

He was taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with:

* Police pursuit - not stop (Skye's law);

* Drive at speed dangerous;

* Exceed speed by more than 45kph;

* Drive while suspended.

The man, from Port Macquarie, was refused bail to appear in Taree Local Court today (Friday June 6, 2014).

At this hearing, the man was once again refused bail and remanded in custody to re-appear in Taree Local Court on Monday, June 16, 2014.

As the vehicle was owned by the charged driver, it has been impounded for three months.