Man charged after police pursuit in Scone

A MAN  has been charged with several offences after a police chase in Scone overnight, which only ended when the vehicle being pursued ran out of fuel. 

At about 1.20am, police began following a car which had no rear or brake lights illuminated. 

After losing sight of the vehicle briefly, they again spotted the Mitsubishi Magna on Kelly Street and activated all warning devices in an attempt to get the driver to stop.

However, police will allege the vehicle accelerated away from them and, though they tried to pursue it, they terminated the chase due to safety concerns.

The Magna was then found on the New England Highway being held up by a slower moving vehicle. 

Police commenced another pursuit, but the car didn't stop until it ran out of fuel on the western side on Wingen.

The male driver, a 26-year-old local man, was removed from the car and provided a positive roadside breath test.

He was arrested and taken to Scone Police Station where a breath analysis returned a reading of 0.163.

Police will also allege that he is a P-Plater and required to only drive vehicles fitted with an approved interlock device.

His licence was suspended.

He was charged with a number of offences including high range PCA and police pursuit (Skye's Law) and was granted conditional bail to appear in court next month.