A man will face court following a pursuit and crash in the New England region yesterday.
About 10.30am (Thursday 11 December 2020), officers attached to Glen Innes Highway Patrol detected a white Holden Astra hatchback allegedly travelling at high speed in a 100km/h zone on Guyra Road, Tingha, about 30km south east of Inverell.
Police attempted to stop the car; however, the driver failed to stop and a pursuit commenced.
Shortly after, the car crashed into some small trees about 1km south-east of Thunderbolts Way, near Gilgai,
while attempting a turn.
When officers reached the car, the driver had fled the scene.
Further inquiries led police to a home on Hospital Flat Road, Tingha, and with the help of the Dog Unit, a 31-year-old man was arrested.
Checks revealed the man is disqualified from driving until 2043.
He was taken to Inverell Police Station and charged with:
• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
• Police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed
• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
• Exceed speed > 45 km/h (estimated)
He was remanded in custody to appear in Moree Local Court on Monday (14 December 2020).