Man charged with multiple offences after a high-speed pursuit ends near Singleton

Police involved in high-speed pursuit

A MAN was charged with multiple offences, including drive dangerously, after police pursuits ended near Singleton on Friday night.

Just after 6pm on September 20, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were conducting stationary speed enforcement on Putty Road at Mellong, when they attempted to stop a Mitsubishi Outlander, which was clocked travelling at 125km/h in a 100km/h zone.

A pursuit was initiated when the Mitsubishi failed to stop, during which time it allegedly reached high speeds and crossed to the incorrect side of the road numerous times.

The chase was then terminated due to safety concerns, before another one began on Putty Road at Howes Valley.

Road spikes were deployed on Broke Road near the intersection of Putty Road, which caused the vehicle to leave the road and collide with a tree before coming to a stop.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital under police guard for treatment to minor injuries.

His passenger, a 37-year-old woman, was also taken to John Hunter Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

The man has been charged by virtue of two outstanding warrants, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously (x2), exceed speed limit over 20km/h, drive whilst licence suspended, goods in custody, possess prohibited drug, and other traffic-related offences.

He was refused bail to appear via AVL at Newcastle Bail Court on Saturday, September 21.