Man Charged Over Hunter Pursuit

A man’s been charged after an alleged pursuit through the Hunter Valley yesterday afternoon.

Police pulled a car over on Northcote Street at Aberdare around 2:30pm, after reportedly spotting a 19-year-old woman driving at speed through the Colliery Street intersection.

It’s alleged the male passenger jumped into the drivers seat and drove away while police were conducting checks.

A pursuit was initiated but later stopped due to safety concerns.

The car was eventually spotted at Kurri Kurri, where the 24-year-old man was arrested after a foot pursuit.

The man was charged with a number of offences including drug possession and failing to provide blood and urine samples.

He’s been refused bail and will front Maitland Local Court today.


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