Unlicensed driver charged after pursuit through Fairfield

A Nissan Maxima led police on a chase through Fairfield on Thursday. Picture: NSW Police
A Nissan Maxima led police on a chase through Fairfield on Thursday. Picture: NSW Police

A man who has never held a licence has faced court today after a lengthy pursuit through Fairfield yesterday.

About 11am (Thursday, July 11), officers from Fairfield City Police Area Command attempted to stop a Nissan Maxima on Cowpasture Road, Bossley Park, after failing to stop at a red traffic signal.

The driver failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated and continued for approximately seven kilometres through Bonnyrigg, Edensor Park and St Johns Park.

At Bonnyrigg, the Nissan mounted the footpath in New Leaf Parade and drove into parkland where PolAir continued to monitor the vehicle as it travelled through the Fairfield and Liverpool areas.

While in the Liverpool CBD, the Nissan collided with a Mazda 3 and failed to stop. The Mazda sustained minor damage, however, no one was injured.

At Edensor Park, the Nissan again entered parkland from Whitlam Avenue and became lodged on a timber bollard.

The driver, a 40-year-old man, got out and was arrested by officers who had been guided to his location by PolAir.

He was taken to Fairfield Police Station and charged with stealing from a person, police pursuit - not stop - drive dangerously, being a never licensed person driving a vehicle on a road, driving in a dangerous manner, negligent driving and not giving particulars to other drivers.

Police will also allege in court that the man stole a handbag from a 47-year-old woman at a Bonnyrigg shopping centre on Thursday, July 4.

The Bossley Park man appeared at Fairfield Local Court today (Friday, July 12) and has been refused bail to appear at the same court on Wednesday, August 7.