Firearm, drug, fraud charges after pursuit

Two men have been charged with 17 offences following a police pursuit through the Central Coast yesterday.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attempted to stop the driver of a Holden Commodore when he was seen at a service station at Lake Munmorah about 6.30pm on Saturday 12 January 2019.

Police will allege the driver refused to stop and a pursuit was initiated, continuing through Lake Munmorah to Budgewoi and Halekulani, before the car crashed at Buff Point.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, from Fishing Point, was arrested after a foot pursuit. He was taken to Wyong Police Station and charged with 11 offences.

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed

• Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous

• Negligent driving

• Enter enclosed land without lawful excuse (three charges)

• Knowingly make false/misleading statement

• Possess prohibited drug

• Drive while disqualified

• Carry cutting weapon upon apprehension, and

• Not give particulars to other driver.

He has also been charged with two outstanding warrants.

The passenger, a 23-year-old man, from Halekulani, was arrested at the scene and was taken to Wyong Police Station where he was charged with six offences.

• Possess shortened firearm

• Possess unregistered firearm-prohibited firearm

• Possess ammunition w/o holding licence/permit/authority

• Acquire etc firearm – subject to prohibition order

• Acquire etc ammunition subject to prohibition order, and

• Drive motor vehicle during disqualification period.

Police continue to investigate a public place shooting at Dudley Street, Gorokan, about 4.10am on Friday 11 January 2019. A shortened rifle, ammunition and methamphetamine were seized when the vehicle was searched.

Both men have been refused bail to appear in Wyong Local Court today (Sunday 13 January 2019).

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