Man charged after police chase between Kundabung and Johns River

A man has been charged after road spikes ended a pursuit lasting 90km between Kundabung and Johns River.

About 10.45pm on Friday, October 14, police were travelling on the Pacific Highway at Kundabung, about 40km north of Port Macquarie, when they saw a 4WD allegedly exceeding the speed limit and overtaking vehicles in a road works zone.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle; however, when the driver didn’t pull over, a pursuit was initiated.

Police from Traffic and Highway Patrol followed the 4WD for 90km until road spikes were deployed at Johns River.

The vehicle continued for a further 5km on a deflated tyre before it stopped and the driver got out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued during which police used OC spray to subdue and arrest the 41-year-old man.

The man was taken to Taree Police Station before being taken to Manning Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

On returning to Taree Police Station, the man was charged with not stop vehicle when directed; exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h; not keeping left of diving line; resisting an officer in the execution of duty, and resident three months and not obtaining NSW licence.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Taree Local Court on Tuesday, November 15.

Police will allege the driver reached speeds of up to 140km/h.

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