Man charged with 14 driving offences

A MAN will face court today charged with a series of driving offences allegedly committed over several hours, including driving on the wrong side of one of the Central Coast’s busiest roads.

Officers first saw the Mazda 3 at 2.15pm yesterday when it was being driven on the wrong side of the Central Coast Highway at Erina, police said.

It turned into Terrigal Drive and stopped after it hit another vehicle.

The 43-year-old driver was issued with an infringement notice.

Seven hours later, highway patrol officers allegedly detected the same driver travelling at high speed on Brisbane Water Drive, Point Clare, and began pursuing him.

Police stopped the chase at Gosford due to safety reasons after the car allegedly reached speeds of 134km/h in a 70km/h zone.

Minutes later, witnesses made a number of triple-0 calls about the same car being driven erratically at Green Point, police said.

Officers attended the area and a second pursuit began.

Police used road spikes, but the car was able to continue to East Gosford where the 43-year-old was arrested.

He was charged with 14 offences including multiple counts of not stopping during a police pursuit, proceeding through red lights, dangerous driving and speeding.

He was refused bail to face a Gosford bail court today.

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