Crash in Kew Following High-Speed Pursuit

It's alleged a ute clocked at 200km/h

15 October 2018

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About 11.40am on Saturday, it's alleged a man crashed a Holden Commodore sedan, reported stolen from Queensland, at Buladelah.

The man allegedly then stole a Holden Commodore utility from a nearby carpark, before stopping at a service station in Nabiac.

The man refilled the vehicle with petrol before allegedly leaving the service station without paying.

Officers from Manning/Great Lakes spotted the vehicle travelling north on the M1 Pacific Highway at Coopernook, allegedly driving in excess of 200km/h.

That prompted a pursuit, but it was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.

Following, the vehicle failed to negotiate a roundabout on Nancy Bird Walton Drive at Kew and crashed.

A 19-year-old man was arrested and taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with nine offences, including:

  • receive property stolen outside NSW;
  • receive property – theft – serious indictable offence;
  • use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed;
  • drive while licence cancelled;
  • negligent driving;
  • take and drive conveyance without consent of owner;
  • dishonestly obtain property by deception;
  • police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously;
  • class A motor vehicle exceed speed > 45 km/h.

He was refused bail and appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court on Sunday, then back in court today

Inquiries continue.


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