Disqualified driver charged after a police pursuit

A disqualified driver has been charged with mid-range PCA after a police pursuit.

Shortly before 10:40pm on Wednesday, June 24, officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District were patrolling Bateau Bay when they attempted to stop a Kia Sportage, allegedly seen speeding.

The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated travelling through the suburbs of Killarney Vale and Bateau Bay.

At the intersection of Shortland St and Wyong Rd, the driver lost control, crashing into a traffic control light and as police approached the vehicle, the driver reversed, narrowly missing an officer.

The driver, a 34-year-old woman, was removed from the vehicle and subjected to a roadside breath test, returning a positive result.

During a search, officers allegedly located cannabis in her clothing.

She was arrested and taken to Wyong Police Station where she returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.098.

The woman was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, drive with middle range PCA, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, and possess prohibited drug.

She was refused bail to appear at Wyong Local Court the following day.

Press release, Jun 25
NSW Police Media