Driver in high-speed pursuit was banned until 2032

A DRIVER disqualified until 2032 has been charged after a high-speed Clarence Valley pursuit.

The 21-year-old man from Newcastle was held in custody overnight after his arrest at Moonee Beach.

In a dramatic pursuit, the man allegedly lost control of his Holden Commodore sedan twice before he surrendered to officers.

Police allege a Holden Commodore was spotted by police travelling in excess of 100kmh south of Grafton on Wednesday around 10.55am.

The Commodore pulled over for police near Lemon Tree Rd, Halfway Creek, but as officers approached the car, it's alleged the driver accelerated harshly, spun the tyres and sprayed up rocks and dirt then fish-tailed and sped away.

Officers took off in pursuit and the vehicle was allegedly clocked at 180kmh near Dirty Creek Range.

The pursuit was terminated for safety.

Police re-engaged a pursuit at Moonee Beach, where it is alleged the driver did 120kmh in a 50kmh zone, lost control on a roundabout then took off.

He lost control for a second time on Moonee Creek Dr and came to rest on a grass area, mounting the kerb and footpath backwards.

The male driver was taken into custody.

Police inquiries found the man had been disqualified from driving until 2032 in Newcastle Local Court in April.

Police said the man was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for drive in a manner dangerous from July 11, 2013.

The man was charged with nine offences, including overtake to the left of a vehicle, drive whilst disqualified, two counts of police pursuit - Skye's Law, two counts of drive in a reckless furious manner, two counts of exceed the speed limit by more than 45kmh and having an outstanding arrest warrant.


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