Police pursuit along the Pacific Highway

A police pursuit along the Pacific Highway between Valla, north of Nambucca Heads to Nerong in the Great Lakes, has resulted with the arrest of a 30-year-old Bundaberg man.

Over the weekend of October 6-7 NSW Police were notified of several fail to pay incidents at servoce stations located on the A1 Motorway (Pacific Highway) between Bundaberg, (Qld) and Nambucca Heads.

Following investigations, police attempted to stop a silver Ford Falcon sedan at Valla, however, the vehicle failed to stop.

A police pursuit was terminated due to the sedan travelling at high speeds.

Further attempts to stop the vehicle on the A1 at Johns River and Nerong all resulted in the driver again fleeing police travelling well in excess of the speed limit.

Each time the pursuits were terminated for public safety.

At 11:30am, Sunday, October  7 police co-ordinated a traffic stop on the Hexham Bridge, just north of Newcastle, in an attempt to safely intercept the vehicle.

Once the vehicle had stopped, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attempted to speak with the driver, however, he refused to co-operate.

Officers entered the vehicle by force and the 30-year-old driver was arrested.

The man and a 15-year-old female passenger were taken to Raymond Terrace Police station where he was charged with a number of pursuit related offences, stealing and resist arrest.

The man appeared at court on Monday, October  8.

He has been refused bail to appear in Raymond Terrace Local Court on November 26 

The female passenger was released without charge.