Lake Macquarie man charged over Easter pursuit

A 25-year-old Lake Macquarie man will face court in May after leading police on a pursuit through Cooranbong on Friday night.

At about 7.20pm on Friday the man, a motorcyclist, allegedly sped away from police and a pursuit was initiated, police said.

He was later arrested at his home and taken to Wyong police station where he was charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and police pursuit – Skye’s Law.

He will appear in Wyong Local Court in May.

It was the only notable incident on the Hunter’s roads since a man was killed in a two-vehicle crash at a rural intersection at Brandy Hill, north-west of Raymond Terrace, on Thursday.

Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said that despite numerous warnings from police, some motorists still chose to do the wrong thing.

“Unfortunately, we are seeing motorists take unnecessary risks on the road,” he said.

“Drivers must remember the serious responsibility they have to ensure their own safety, that of their passengers and other motorists every time they get behind the wheel.

“We expect there to be continued significant traffic across our roads over the long weekend and we simply ask that motorists drive responsibly and safely.”

By Saturday police had lodged 3125 speed infringements, conducted 89,686 breath tests and charged 61 people across NSW.

There were 146 major crashes and two fatalities.