Man charged following high speed pursuit in Anna Bay

A man has been charged following a pursuit in Port Stephens last weekend.

About 9.15pm on Saturday 21 January, officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command were patrolling Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay, when they allegedly saw a Ford Falcon travelling above the 50km/h speed limit.

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Police attempted to stop the vehicle, and when it failed to do so, a pursuit ensued.

The pursuit was terminated a short time later, when it is alleged the car was being driven at a speed of 160km/h in an 80km/h speed zone.

Following inquiries, police attended a home in Pacific Avenue, Anna Bay, and arrested an 18-year-old man.

At that time he was given a roadside breath test which returned a positive reading.

The man was conveyed to Nelson Bay Police Station where he returned a breath analysis reading of 0.021 (special range).

He was given a field court attendance notice for police pursuit (Skye’s Law), drive with special range PCA and P2 Licence holder exceed speed over 45km/h.

The man appeared at Raymond Terrace Local Court on Monday 13 February 2017.

His licence was suspended by police and has been confiscated.

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