Driver disqualified until 2043 charged after pursuit south of Inverell, NSW

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:

• Speeding

• 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).

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