Man Arrested After Police Pursuit in Lake Macquarie

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit through Lake Macquarie overnight.

At about 1:30am, police attempted to stop a gold Mazda on Heaney Lane at Redhead but the driver allegedly failed to pull over.

Officers then initiated a pursuit which passed through Redhead, Belmont, Marks Point, Blacksmith and Swansea before the driver crashed the vehicle into a centre dividing barrier.

The 18-year-old was arrested along with a 22-year-old passenger and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital with a head injury.

The passenger was released without charge.

It’s believed that the Mazda was stolen from Redhead earlier in the evening.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.