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Charges over Lakemba pursuit

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:53:32 PM

A man has been charged with multiple driving offences after a pursuit and crash at Lakemba this morning.

Shortly before 10.30am (Tuesday 14 March 2017), officers from Campsie Local Area Command attempted to stop a Holden Commodore station wagon on Linda Street, Belfield; however, the driver of the Commodore allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit commenced.

A short time later, the Holden Commodore and a Mazda 3 crashed at the intersection of Punchbowl Road and Yerrick Street, Lakemba.

A 20-year-old man driving the Mazda 3 was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital with minor injuries.

A 24-year-old man driving the Commodore was also treated for minor injuries, before being taken to hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine tests.

This afternoon, he was released into the custody of police and was taken to Campsie Police Station where he was charged with:

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (Skye’s Law)

• Unlicensed driving

• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.

He was refused bail and will appear in Burwood Local Court tomorrow (Wednesday 15 March 2017).