MAN RAMS CAR INTO PETROL BOWSER AFTER APPROACHED BY POLICE

A Woy Woy man has been found with drugs, cash and weapons after allegedly ramming into a petrol bowser while attempting to flee police on the Central Coast.

Just before 9:30pm yesterday, police found a man with a disqualified licence allegedly in the driver’s seat of a Ford Focus at a petrol station at Empire Bay.

When police approached the vehicle to speak with the man, he allegedly reversed and crashed into a petrol bowser.

The vehicle then drove forward towards officers before stalling.

The 24-year-old was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

Police searched the vehicle and seized 5 grams of methylamphetamine (ice), $1800 cash, knuckle dusters and a mobile phone.

The damage to the petrol bowser is estimated at approximately $50,000.

The Woy Woy man was charged with 11 offences including:

  • Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period
  • Not stop vehicle when directed to do so
  • Not give particulars to owner of damaged property
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
  • Use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention
  • Take and drive conveyance without consent of owner
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit
  • Possess prohibited drug
  • Supply prohibited drug
  • Deal with property proceeds of crime
  • Goods in personal custody suspected stolen

He appeared in Newcastle Bail Court today via video-link from Gosford Police Station.

The 24-year-old was already on parole for previously stealing a car.

He was refused bail, with the matter adjourned for Gosford Local Court tomorrow.

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