26 charges after Fairy Meadow arrest

September 6, 2023 9:10 am in by

A man will face court today charged over on allegedly crashing into a police vehicle in Fairy Meadow.

About 4pm yesterday, Tuesday 5 September 2023, officers from Wollongong Police were conducting patrols in Fairy Meadow, following reports a Nissan Navara had been seen driving dangerously.

It’s alleged the Navara then crashed into a marked police vehicle on Elliott Street at Fairy Meadow.

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The officer, a male inspector, was trapped in his car for a short period before being released by paramedics.

He has been taken to Wollongong Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Navara allegedly fled the scene; however, was arrested nearby by police after a foot pursuit.

The 23-year-old man has been taken to Wollongong Hospital, where he underwent mandatory testing, before being taken to Wollongong Police Station.

He was charged with 26 offences, including:

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  • six counts of drive conveyance taken without consent of owner,
  • six counts of drive motor vehicle during disqualification period,
  • five counts of police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously,
  • five counts of drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,
  • not give particulars to other driver,
  • predatory driving,
  • use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and
  • not give particulars to other driver.

He was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today, Wednesday 6 September 2023.