Man charged after pursuit, crash at St Johns Park

The clean-up on Brisbane Road, St Johns Park. Picture: 9 News
The clean-up on Brisbane Road, St Johns Park. Picture: 9 News

A man has been charged following a pursuit after allegedly attempting to avoid a random breath test at Mount Pritchard on Wednesday.

Just before 11am, officers attached to Fairfield City Police Area Command attempted to stop a blue Mitsubishi Lancer on Meadows Road for the purposes of a random breath test.

The driver allegedly accelerated from the scene, before turning left onto Hamel Road.

A pursuit was initiated through Mount Pritchard, Bonnyrigg and St Johns Park.

On Brisbane Road at St Johns Park, police observed sparks coming from the front wheel of the Mitsubishi and terminated the pursuit.

Shortly after, the Mitsubishi crashed into a grey Volkswagen Passat parked near the intersection of Brisbane Road and Corinda Street.

The driver exited the vehicle and allegedly fled on foot.

Police pursued the man through nearby properties, and with the assistance of the Dog Unit and PolAir, he was located hiding in bushes.

The man allegedly ran from police a second time, before he was arrested in the front yard of a home on Brisbane Road at St Johns Park.

The 28-year-old man was taken to Fairfield Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

He was released from hospital and taken to Fairfield Police Station where he was charged with destroying or damaging property, resisting an officer in execution of duty, not giving particulars to other driver, police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously and driving a motor vehicle while licence suspended.

The St Johns Park man was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court today.