Father accused of drunk pursuit with kids in car

A man is facing a string of charges after allegedly leading Police on a high speed chase while drunk and with four children in the car.

His Holden Commodore was clocked travelling at 119km/hr on the Pacific Highway in Coopernook, on the NSW North Coast, around 2.20pm Saturday.

Police followed the vehicle after it failed to stop.


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The pursuit continued for 28km before being terminated by police at Harrington due to dangerous driving by the Commodore driver.

After further inquiries, about an hour later, police stopped a 40-year-old man who was riding a bike on Crowdy Bay Road, Crowdy Bay.

He allegedly admitted to driving the Commodore, which Police say had five passengers, including the man’s wife and four children aged between two and eight.

He was give a breath test, which returned a positive reading.

He was taken to Taree Police Station where he was slapped with a range of charges and ordered to appear at Taree Local Court on 31 May.