Driver charged following pursuit through Macarthur suburbs

Driver charged following pursuit through Macarthur suburbs

A man will appear in court on Saturday charged with several traffic offences following a pursuit in Macarthur on the weekend.

Campbelltown City Police Area Command officers were assisting with traffic duties following a crash on Campbelltown Road, Ingleburn at 5.30pm last Friday (September 25).

Police allege the driver of a Mazda utility, a 49-year-old Raby man, drove over the roundabout towards an officer performing traffic duty, who took evasive action to avoid being struck by the vehicle.

Police began a pursuit, following the vehicle through the suburbs of Ingleburn, St Andrews and Minto, before heading on the Hume Highway towards Liverpool.

Road spikes were successfully deployed and the pursuit was later terminated due to safety concerns.

Police managed to stop the vehicle the intersection of Moorebank Avenue and Newbridge Road, Moorebank at 6.30pm.

The driver was removed from the vehicle and later taken to Campbelltown Hospital for mandatory testing.

Upon release he was taken to Campbelltown Police Station where he was charged with five offences including ignoring police direction to stop, police pursuit, predatory driving, using a weapon to avoid apprehension and resisting police.

He was refused bail and appeared before Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday, September 26.

This story Driver charged following pursuit through Macarthur suburbs first appeared on Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser.