Police arrest driver allegedly doing over 150km/h in a ‘50’ zone before crashing in Mt Druitt

Matt Shrivell
The Nightly
A man was arrested after an alleged high speed police pursuit.
A man was arrested after an alleged high speed police pursuit. Credit: Whereis.

The ending was inevitable as a driver allegedly reached speeds over 150km/h before crashing in a high-speed police pursuit in Mt Druitt.

Raptor Squad officers charged the man after he allegedly fled from police reaching high speeds overnight.

At about 11.40pm yesterday, officers attached to State Crime Command’s Raptor Squad directed a Ford hatchback to stop on Luxford Road, Shalvey.

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The driver of the Ford pulled over on the side of the road, however when officers approached the vehicle the driver allegedly drove off.

Raptor Squad officers initiated a pursuit, with the Ford allegedly reaching speeds of 150km/h in a signposted 50km/h zone.

During the pursuit, the driver allegedly exited the vehicle while it was still moving on Ballymena Street, Hebersham, and attempted to flee the scene.

Due to the speed the Ford was moving it crashed into a nearby property damaging fencing.

The driver, a 41-year-old man, was arrested nearby and taken to Mt Druitt Police Station before being taken to Nepean Hospital for precautionary reasons.

Police charged the man with police pursuit not stop and drive at speed, drive whilst suspended.

Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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