Power has been cut to parts of Port Macquarie after a car allegedly failed to stop during a police pursuit, striking a bus stop and power pole.
Officers from Mid North Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling in Port Macquarie when they saw a Mitsubishi Triton utility travelling on the Oxley Highway at 7pm on Friday, October 11.
Police allege they attempted to stop the Mitsubishi after it clipped a concrete median strip at the Fernhill Road intersection. A pursuit was initiated when the car failed to stop.
The utility collided with a Honda Accord at the intersection of Clifton Drive before allegedly losing control, mounting the kerb and striking the bus stop and power pole.
A 35-year-old male driver was taken to Port Macquarie Police Station and returned an alleged positive breath analysis of 0.143.
The man has been charged with police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, not give particulars to other driver, drive with middle range PCA, and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.
He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court on Wednesday, November 6 this year and his licence has been suspended.
The driver of the Honda was uninjured.
Power has been restored to Clifton Drive and surrounding areas.
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