POLICE | Repeat disqualified driver caught twice after leaving court

A GregoryHills man, 66, is due in Campbelltown court today on disqualified-driving charges after allegedly driving following a court appearance for the same offence.

It's alleged that as the man was leaving Picton court yesterday, Tuesday, August 13, he got into a Toyota Corolla and drove away.

Strike Force Puma and South-West Metropolitan Region highway-patrol officers were notified.

About 3.45pm, Liverpool highway-patrol officers stopped a Toyota Corolla on Cowpasture Road at GreenValley.

Police spoke with the driver and identified him as the same man who was in Picton court earlier.

Officers gave him a court-attendance notice for driving while disqualified.

The same car was stopped after police saw it travelling along The Heritage Way about 8.45pm.

The driver was again identified as the same Gregory Hills man and he was arrested and later charged with a second offence of disqualified driving.

He was refused bail and will appear in Campbelltown court today, Wednesday, August 14.

Traffic & Highway Patrol Command's Strike Force Puma personnel have seized the man's Toyota Corolla.

The strike force was formed in 2018 to target high-risk drivers and high-risk driving.

Since this time, charges have included drink-driving, driving-under-the-influence offences, driver-licence offences (disqualified, suspended, unlicenced, cancelled or refused), performing aggravated burnouts, film and promote aggravated burnouts, goods in custody and the supply and possession of prohibited drugs.

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