Disqualified driver charged over pursuit in unregistered, uninsured car, NSW

A disqualified driver will re-appear in court today charged over an alleged police pursuit in an unregistered vehicle in Sydney’s west at the weekend.

About 1.30am on Saturday (21 March 2020), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting speed enforcement duties on Richmond Road at Marsden Park, when they detected a Ford Territory station wagon travelling 130km/h in an 80km/h zone.

The Ford allegedly failed to stop as directed and a police pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit continued onto Putty Road at Howes Valley, when the station wagon ran out of petrol. The driver then allegedly fled the car on foot into a nearby paddock.

Officers, with assistance from the Dog and Mounted Command, established a perimeter before the driver, a 35-year-old Queensland man, was located hiding in long grass.

He was arrested and taken to Singleton Police Station, where he was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive whilst disqualified, use unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle, and use vehicle with unauthorised plates.

The man was refused bail and appeared at Wyong Local Court on Saturday 21 March 2020, where he was formally refused bail to next appear at Muswellbrook Local Court today (Monday 23 March 2020).

Inquiries are continuing.

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