Dramatic pursuit ends in drug, weapons charges

A MAN is preparing to face court in NSW on a raft of charges, sparked by his alleged attempt to avoid a random breath test.

Just after 4pm on Friday, officers from Lake Illawarra Police District began pursuing the Holden Commodore, after it allegedly failed to stop at the RBT site south of Wollongong.

The Commodore continued heading north on the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail.


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Officers managed to roll out tyre spikes near Berkeley, with the car copping a couple of deflated tyres.

The vehicle continued with deflated tyres until coming to a stop on the Princes Highway at Gwynneville.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and taken to Shellharbour Hospital for mandatory testing.

Police will allege during a search of the vehicle they located knives, and a quantity of a substance believed to be methylamphetamine.

The man was charged with supply a prohibited drug, possess knife, and numerous driving offences.

He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Saturday.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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