Driver charged; passenger sought after pursuit, NSW

A woman has been charged and inquiries continue to locate the passenger of a vehicle following a pursuit on the Central Coast yesterday.

About 8.50pm (Friday 15 January 2021), officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District were conducting patrols of the Erina area when they attempted to stop a Toyota Corolla on Terrigal Drive near Serpentine Road.

The driver failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.

Just after 9pm, road spikes were successfully deployed, before the Corolla struck a tree on Milina Street.

The driver, a 27-year-old woman, was arrested at the scene and taken to Gosford Hospital for observation.

A male passenger fled on foot and despite the assistance of the Dog Unit, he could not be located.

During a search of the vehicle, police seized two firearms and weapons including a baton and baseball bat that will undergo forensic examination.

Upon release from hospital, the woman was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly and drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

She was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Bail Court today (Saturday 16 January 2021).

Inquiries are continuing to locate the passenger.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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