High Speed Chase Ends with Pacific Highway Crash

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20 May 2018

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A man has been charged after six people were injured in a crash on the Mid North Coast on Saturday night.

The Pacific Highway was closed in both directions for most of the night at Warrell Creek after the crash.

About 7:30pm, officers from the Mid North Coast Police District were patrolling on the Highway at Cooperabung, when they detected a silver Mitsubishi Lancer allegedly travelling 132km/h in a 100km/h area.

A pursuit was initiated after the Mitsubishi allegedly accelerated to speeds of up to 200km/h in a 110km/h zone before the sedan crashed into several cars.

Six people were taken to hospital with minor injuries, including two children, aged 9 and 11.

The driver, 19 year old man, was not injured and underwent mandatory testing.

He was arrested and taken to Kempsey Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive at speed, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, and P1 driver exceed speed more than 45 km/h.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today.

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