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Ford Driver Arrested In Hexham, Charged Over Weekend Pursuit

He's faced court.

Ford Driver Arrested In Hexham, Charged Over Weekend Pursuit

A driver is facing several offences after leading police on pursuits spanning the state's North Coast to the Hunter.

It's alleged a man stole petrol from service stations on the M1 Motorway between Bundaberg, Queensland and Nambucca Heads over the weekend.

Officers attempted to pull over a Ford Falcon connected to the thefts several times as the vehicle traveled south - but each chase was terminated due to safety reasons.

Police finally managed to pull the sedan over near the Hexham Bridge just before midday yesterday as a part of a coordinated traffic operation to stop the driver.

A 30-year-old man was arrested, along with a 15-year-old girl travelling with him.

The youngest of the pair has been released without charge. 

 

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