Disqualified driver charged after pursuit, crash in Greenacre

A disqualified driver is due in court today charged after a pursuit and crash in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

Officers from Bankstown Highway Patrol were patrolling Greenacre at 9.55pm (Thursday 5 November 2020), when they saw an SUV do a U-turn at traffic lights at the intersection of Juno Parade and Roberts Road.

Police directed the driver to stop on nearby Karuah Street; however, they allege the driver ignored the direction and a pursuit was initiated.

The SUV was followed into Maiden Street where the vehicle hit a concrete dividing island, and then struck a parked car on Acacia Avenue.

The driver ran from the scene and was pursued on foot before being arrested in Maiden Street.

The man was taken to Bankstown Police Station where checks revealed his driver’s licence was suspended until 2023.

A 41-year-old Greenacre man has now been charged with 10 offences,

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously

• Drive recklessly/furiously and speed dangerous to the public

• Exceed speed limit by more than 45km/h

• Drive whilst disqualified

• Negligent driving

• Resist police

• Fail to exchange details following a collision

• Not stop at traffic lights

• Not keep left, and

• Make U-turn at intersection with traffic lights

He has also been also charged with a conviction warrant for the offences of possess prohibited drug, drive whilst disqualified, and deal with proceeds of crime.

The Greenacre man has been refused bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court today (Friday 6 November 2020).

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