Man charged after seven vehicles allegedly hit by Mercedes at Redfern National News by Dave Brazier - January 16, 2015 A man has been charged after seven cars were allegedly hit by a Mercedes at Redfern. Around 6.45am (Thursday 15 January 2015), officers from Surry Hills Local Area Command were driving east along Cleveland Street when they saw a Mercedes sedan drive from a side street. The sedan allegedly collided with a Toyota Hilux utility and Volvo sedan before continuing east on Cleveland Street and hitting five more cars. The driver allegedly fled the scene and police were alerted. Following investigations, a man was arrested about 12.30pm at a home in Walker Street, Redfern. He was taken to Redfern Police Station where he was charged with 13 offences: • Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous • Assault officer in execution of duty (two counts) • Resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty (two counts) • Take & drive conveyance w/o consent of owner • Goods in personal custody suspected being stolen • Negligent driving • Drive while unlicensed • Steal property • Not give particulars to other drivers • Larceny. The 23-year-old Silverwater man was refused bail to appear in Central Local Court today (Friday 16 January 2014).