Man Charged after Alleged Edgeworth Pursuit

A man’s been charged following a pursuit through Edgeworth last night.

It’s believed police attempted to pull the man over for a breath test on Neilsen Street around 11:15pm before he allegedly sped off.

The man then reportedly abandoned the car and fled on foot into a nearby creek

He was arrested after a struggle a short time later.

Officers say they also found a weapon, drugs and stolen items in the car.

The 38-year-old was taken to the John Hunter Hospital to undergo mandatory testing but allegedly refused.

The man was hit with a raft of offences including driving while disqualified.

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