Officer Injured After Pursuit – Port Stephens-Hunter

About 3am (Friday 7 June 2024) police attempted to stop a black ford ute on Bagnalls Beach Road, Corlette.

When it failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle continued through the suburbs of Corlette, Nelson and Salamander Bays, allegedly reaching speeds of up to 165kph.

The vehicle stopped on Spinnaker Way, Corlette, and the driver has attempted to flee in a waiting Toyota RAV 4.

Police will allege as they attempted to remove the man from the Toyota, he has kicked an officer in the chest.

A 30-year-old man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with police pursuit, custody of a knife, assault police, possess prohibited drug and driving whilst suspended.

He was refused bail to appear before Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Friday 7 June 2024).


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