A man has been charged by police after he allegedly drove over 200km/h and refused to stop during a police pursuit north-east of Kempsey.
The incident happened at about 5.30pm on Sunday, January 26.
A spokesperson from NSW Police said Mid North Coast Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop the car, after it was detected as travelling 161km/h in the signposted 80km/h on Plumbers Lane, Rainbow Beach.
A pursuit was initiated and the NSW Police spokesperson said the vehicle allegedly reached speeds of more than 200km/h over a three-minute period.
The pursuit was terminated when police lost sight of the vehicle.
However, the spokesperson said a short time later the car was sighted on Boyters Lane. The alleged driver ran across nearby farmland, before being arrested.
The man returned a positive breath test at the scene and was taken to Kempsey Police Station, where he allegedly returned a high-range breath analysis reading of 0.212.
The 31-year-old man has been charged with police pursuit, driving over the speed limit and a high-range PCA.
His driving privileges in NSW have been suspended and the vehicle confiscated.
The man from Taree has been refused bail and is due to appear in Port Macquarie Local Court on Monday, January 27.
Operation Safe Arrival
NSW Police are reminding drivers about their responsibilities on the roads after a driver who has never held a licence and is disqualified from driving until January 2064, was stopped by police about 10.55pm on Saturday January 25, 2020.
The 27-year-old man was subjected to a mobile drug test which allegedly tested positive for cannabis and methylamphetamine.
He was arrested and taken to Newcastle Police Station where a secondary oral fluid test allegedly returned positive to methylamphetamine.
He was charged with drive whilst disqualified (subsequent offence) and was refused bail.
Police also issued 1,145 speed infringements and 59 PCAs during day two of the Operation.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said it was worrying to see such a high-level of risky driving behaviour during what is a busy time on NSW's roads.
"We do not want to see the unnecessary loss of lives on the roads when so many road incidents could be avoided through safer driving and making better choices before you get behind the wheel.
"Know the speed limit, have a plan B if you are drinking, respect yourself and other drivers and make sure you return home safely over the Australia Day long weekend."
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