A MAN has been arrested and charged following a dramatic police pursuit through the Sydney CBD overnight.
Police say they spotted a Holden Commodore stopped at traffic lights in Park Street without its headlights on about 10.30pm.
Officers directed the male driver to pull over, however he instead sped off, sparking a police pursuit that spanned several city streets, including into College Street, Prince Albert Road and Art Galley Road, then into Mrs Macquarie’s Road.
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The pursuit was terminated briefly due to safety concerns when the driver allegedly crossed to the wrong side of the road, but resumed a short time later, at which time the car struck struck a light pole and tree.
The driver allegedly ran from the scene and was chased on foot through The Domain where he was eventually arrested.
The 43-year-old was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for assessment, and after being released into police custody about 3am this morning, has been charged with a long list of offences, including:
- Police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly;
- Not obey direction of police/authorised person;
- Driver consume alcohol while driving; and
- Drive in dark no lights.
The man was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court today.