Disqualified driver charged over Mount Pritchard pursuit

Disqualified driver charged over Mount Pritchard pursuit

A man, disqualified from driving until 2023, has been charged after allegedly driving dangerously in traffic in Mount Pritchard yesterday.

Just after 9am (Tuesday, December 10), officers from Traffic and Highway Patrol Command signalled for a Toyota Hiace van to stop for a random breath test on the Elizabeth Drive.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and drove through a red light.

It will also be alleged that the man drove dangerously in stationery traffic near North Liverpool Road before a police pursuit was initiated.

The van collided with another vehicle on Reservoir Road and the driver fled, jumping over a nearby fence.

Following a short foot pursuit, a 41-year-old man was arrested and underwent a roadside drug test, which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was taken to Liverpool Police Station, where he underwent a secondary test which also returned a positive result, the sample has been sent for analysis.

The Liverpool man was charged with driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, resisting an officer in execution of duty, breach of bail and two counts of not giving particulars to another driver.

He appeared at Liverpool court yesterday, where he was formally refused bail to appear before the same court on Tuesday, January 14. Investigations are continuing.

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