Man charged after police pursuit.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with several dangerous driving offences, after repeatedly ignoring police directions on a trip from from the Central Coast to the Mid North Coast.

Police received numerous reports of a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner on the Pacific Highway, travelling north from Sydney during the day (Tuesday 3 November 2015).

The man was stopped on the Pacific Highway at Somersby at about 2.40pm yesterday, after he was allegedly found to be driving 45kilometres over the speed limit. The man’s licence was suspended and his right to drive was cancelled.

Later on, just before 8.30pm at Bonville, the vehicle was detected allegedly travelling 162km/h in a 100km/h zone. Officers from Coffs/Clarence Traffic and Highway Patrol Command commenced a pursuit when the vehicle failed to stop. The pursuit was terminated a short time later.

Police were then called to a roundabout at Englands Road, following a single vehicle crash. Police arrested the driver, a 35-year-old man at the scene. His female passenger was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for treatment of minor chest injuries.

He was later charged with five traffic offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, drive motor vehicle while licence suspended and negligent driving.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Wednesday 4 November 2015).

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