‘Hoon’ hurt after crashing while trying to evade police in NSW

A man who was allegedly spotted performing burnouts in his Holden Commodore has ended up in hospital after crashing into a street sign while trying to evade police in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Highway Patrol officers spotted the Holden performing burnouts on John street in Singleton around 10.45pm on Thursday.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver allegedly failed to stop.


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Officers gave chase but were forced to terminate the pursuit a short time later due to safety reasons.

Police said officers clocked the vehicle travelling at 120 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone as it weaved in-and-out of traffic.

The vehicle was found a short time later, crashed into a street sign on John Street.

Police said the 39-year-old driver and sole occupant was lying on the ground next to the wreckage.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to hospital for treatment.

He has since been charged with a number of offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, exceed speed limit and drive whilst disqualified.

The Singleton man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Singleton Local Court on Thursday 25 August.