A 32-year-old man will face court today after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in a stolen car in Lake Macquarie yesterday.
Police say they were patrolling Belmont North when they saw a blue Ford Falcon, which had been reported stolen from Foster last week, outside a property on Leicester Street.
They were conducting inquires at nearby homes when officer say they saw a man get into the driver’s seat and speed away.
Police began a pursuit which continued through several streets in Belmont before the car travelled northbound onto the Pacific Highway at Gateshead, reaching speeds of around 110km/h in a 60km/h zone.
The driver continued north, allegedly at speed, through a red light before the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and South Street, Windale.
Police arrested a 32-year-old man and took him to Belmont Police Station.
He has been charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and drive whilst unlicensed.
He has been refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today