MAN BEHIND BARS FOLLOWING HIGH-SPEED POLICE PURSUIT

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail following a high-speed pursuit near Black Mountain.

Police say about 4:30 on Saturday, the man failed to stop when they attempted to pull him over.

After reaching speeds of up to 180 kilometres per hour, he crashed through a fence on Puddledock Road near Armidale.

He faced Armidale Local Court today, where he pleaded guilty to a string of charges including dangerous driving and refusal to stop for police.

He’ll be eligible for parole in 12 months.

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