Man arrested after NSW police noticed he was driving on three tyres

A man’s allegedly been caught driving a car which had only three functioning tyres along the M1 freeway on the Central Coast.

Police were called to the freeway at about 10pm on Sunday where they found a white Mitsubishi Magna travelling in the north bound lanes.

Officers noticed one of the back tyres was completely flat and was running on the rim.


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They pulled the driver over three kilometres north of the Morisset exit but he tried to continue north at approximately 100km/h.

As the vehicle stopped, the man behind the wheel got out and ran off into scrub on the median strip.

He was caught after a brief chase and reportedly failed a roadside breath test.  Police will allege that the man failed to provide an adequate sample during a breath analysis.

The 31-year-old man was subsequently charged with driving in a manner dangerous, drive whilst disqualified, resist arrest, fail to undertake a breath analysis and four outstanding warrants.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today.

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