Man arrested for high-speed chase to face court again

A SYDNEY man has faced court in Grafton over 12 alleged offences following a number of dangerous pursuits on the Pacific Highway.

Just after 4.30pm on Saturday, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop a Ford 'Ka' travelling north along the Pacific Hwy, after it was detected to be allegedly speeding.

When the vehicle failed to stop, a police pursuit was initiated.

It is alleged the Ford reached speeds of up to 160km/h.

The pursuit ceased south of Bom Bom due to safety concerns, before a second pursuit recommenced just before 5.10pm in Ulmarra.

Again the pursuit was ceased by police due to safety concerns.

A short time later, officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command located the vehicle on the Pacific Hwy at Cowper.

The male driver, 43, allegedly attempted to flee the scene to a nearby property, where he was arrested and subjected to a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

The Ford was searched, and police allegedly located a number of new car tyres, believed to have been stolen.

The 43-year-old was taken to Grafton Police Station, where he allegedly returned a positive breath test analysis reading of 0.093.

He has been charged with 12 offences, including drive in a dangerous manner, menacing driving, exceed speed, mid-range PCA, disqualified and unregistered driver, and goods in custody.

After being refused bail at Grafton Local Court yesterday, he is expected to appear before the magistrate today.



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