A Summerland Point man is before the courts after allegedly ramming a police vehicle during multiple pursuits across the Central Coast on Sunday, June 30.
Around 8:45am, Traffic and Highway Patrol officers saw a Subaru WRX on Matcham Rd, Matcham, allegedly travelling above the signposted speed limit.
Moments later, the Subaru was found crashed into an embankment at the intersection of Coachwood Dve, and the three occupants had fled into a neighbouring paddock.
With assistance from officers from Brisbane Water Police District, the Dog Unit and PolAir, a perimeter was established, and a search commenced.
A female passenger, aged 19, was arrested a short time later and taken to Gosford Police Station.
She was later released pending further inquiries.
The driver of the Subaru is alleged to have stolen a Mitsubishi Triton from a property nearby before driving through the police perimeter, striking two senior constables, and a pursuit was initiated.
The Mitsubishi stopped on Carlton Rd at Holgate and allegedly reversed at high speed into a police vehicle behind it, causing significant damage.
Two senior constables who were occupying the police vehicle when it was rammed were taken to Gosford Hospital for assessment and treatment of back and neck injuries.
The pursuit continued through Erina before being terminated on Barralong Rd due to safety concerns.
The Mitsubishi was monitored by PolAir and was seen to park in the rear of a home at Erina St, Gosford.
The 39-year-old driver was arrested by police as he walked away.
He was taken to Gosford Police Station and charged with motor vehicle exceed speed, drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (x2), drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention (x2), and three counts of police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly.
The Summerland Point man was refused bail to appear at Gosford Local Court.
Inquiries continue into the whereabouts of a male passenger of the Subaru.
Media release, Jul 1
NSW Police Media