Man arrested after three-stage car chase

A man has been arrested after a car crashed following three separate police pursuits on the Central Coast on Wednesday, May 19.

At 11.35am, officers attached to the Central Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected a Toyota Hilux exceeding the speed limit on the Pacific Highway at Wyoming.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but was unable to do so, resulting in a pursuit being initiated.

This was however terminated almost immediately due to safety concerns.

A short time later, the Hilux was observed by officers attached to Brisbane Water Police District travelling on Hill Street, Gosford.

The Hilux briefly pulled over before accelerating away from police.

A pursuit commenced but was terminated about 5 minutes later due to safety concerns.

At around 11.45am the same day, officers in an unmarked police vehicle observed the Hilux travelling on Deane St, Narara.

Police attempted to stop the Hilux, before it crossed to the incorrect side of the road and a pursuit commenced.

The pursuit continued through the Lisarow, Ourimbah and Somersby areas, before the Hilux crashed into a concrete barrier at the intersection of Wisemans Ferry Road and the M1 Pacific Motorway, about 12.15pm.

When officers attempted to remove the male driver from the vehicle, he aggressively resisted, before he was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station.

A 19-year-old man was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (x 3), resist officer in execution of duty and class A m/v exceed speed > 45 km/h – Estimated.

He was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on Thursday, May 20.

Police report, May 19
Brisbane Water Police District