Man charged following pursuit - Kingswood

Saturday, 08 April 2017 06:29:37 PM

A man has been charged after a police officer suffered minor injuries following a pursuit through the western suburbs of Sydney yesterday afternoon.

About 2.50pm (Friday 7 April 2017), officers attached to Penrith Highway Patrol attempted to stop a vehicle on Stafford Street, Penrith, after it almost collided with another vehicle.

The car failed to stop and police commenced a pursuit which travelled through a number of streets reaching speeds of more than 100km/h in the 50km zone.

Both vehicles stopped at traffic lights on the cross of Parker Street and the Great Western Highway at Kingswood where it will be alleged the driver reversed into the police car causing damage.

The officer attempted to arrest the driver, suffering a laceration to his arm, but the man was able to run away.

The second occupant of the car, a woman, was arrested, however she was later released without charge.

About 10.30am today (Saturday 8 April 2017), police arrested a 29-year-old man at Lake Haven Shopping Centre, in Lake Haven.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with use weapon to prevent lawful detention, resist arrest, police pursuit, disqualified driver, use unregistered vehicle, use uninsured vehicle, and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 9 April 2017).