Disqualified driver charged over pursuit, NSW

A man, disqualified from driving until 2023, has been charged after allegedly driving dangerously in traffic in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

Just after 9am (Tuesday 10 December 2019), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command signalled for a Toyota Hiace van to stop for a random breath test on Elizabeth Drive, Mount Pritchard.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and drove through a red light.

It will also be alleged that the man drove dangerously in stationery traffic near North Liverpool Road before a police pursuit was initiated.

The van collided with another vehicle on Reservoir Road and the driver fled, jumping over a nearby fence.

Following a short foot pursuit, a 41-year-old man was arrested and underwent a roadside drug test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he underwent a secondary test which also returned a positive result, the sample has been sent for analysis.

The Liverpool man was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, resist officer in execution of duty, breach of bail, and two counts of not give particulars to another driver.

He appeared at Liverpool Local Court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Tuesday 14 January 2020.

Investigations are continuing.

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