Police Charge Man After Pursuit At Coffs Harbour 2 April

A man will face court today charged following an alleged pursuit at Coffs Harbour earlier today.

About 3.30am (Tuesday 2 April 2024), police from Coffs/Clarence Police District were patrolling Hogbin Drive when they attempted to stop a Hyundai i30 hatchback.

When the vehicle allegedly failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated, continuing south along the Pacific Highway towards Sawtell where the vehicle came to a stop.

Following a short foot pursuit, a 25-year-old man was arrested before being taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station.

Officers subsequently searched the vehicle and allegedly located and seized a machete, knuckledusters, methamphetamine, and prescription medication.

The Coffs Harbour man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, use class A vehicle displaying misleading etc number plate, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit, custody of knife in public place, goods in personal custody suspected being stolen (not m/v), and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Tuesday 2 April 2024).

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