A 19-year-old man has been charged with several offences after crashing a stolen car at Bulahdelah on the Pacific Highway.
About 11.40am on Saturday, October 13 police allege the man crashed a Holden Commodore sedan, reported stolen from Queensland.
The man allegedly then stole a Holden Commodore utility from a nearby car park on Recovery Road and stopped at a service station on Wallanbah Road, Nabiac.
The man refilled the vehicle with petrol before allegedly leaving the service station without paying.
Officers from Manning-Great Lakes spotted the vehicle travelling north on the Pacific Highway at Coopernook, allegedly driving more than 200km/h, and a police pursuit was initiated.
It was terminated shortly after due to safety concerns.
A short time later, the vehicle failed to negotiate a roundabout on Nancy Bird Walton Drive at Kew and crashed.
The driver was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station where he was charged with nine offences, including: receive property stolen outside NSW; receive property – theft – serious indictable offence; use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed; drive while licence cancelled; negligent driving; take and drive conveyance without consent of owner; dishonestly obtain property by deception; police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, and class A motor vehicle exceed speed > 45 km/h.
He was refused bail and appeared at Port Macquarie Local Court on Sunday, October 14 October where he was refused bail to appear at the same court today, Monday, October 15.
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