Man charged following pursuit in Fairfield

A man has been charged following a police pursuit in Fairfield last night.

About 11.30pm, detectives from Fairfield Local Area Command were driving an unmarked police vehicle when they allegedly saw a blue Honda driving erratically.

A check of the Honda’s registration confirmed the vehicle was stolen.

Officers activated all warning devices and attempted to pull the car over.

The driver, who police allege is a 22-year-old man, failed to stop and a short pursuit was initiated.

The driver of the stolen car turned into Hedges Street, Fairfield, which is a cul-de-sac before stopping the car, jumping out of the driver’s seat and running from the area.

Further assistance was called and the man was located by a NSW police dog in the yard of a nearby residence.

He was arrested and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with police pursuit (Skye’s Law), drive in conveyance, failing to stop, drive manner dangerous, driving under the influence, driving unlicensed and revocation of parole.

He was refused bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court today.

Police are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.