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Bulli Pass chase

POLICE have charged a man who was detected travelling at more than 200kmh at the bottom of Bulli Pass last night.
About 7.20pm on Wednesday police will allege that they spotted a white Holden Commodore doing a burnout at the intersection of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Bulli Pass.
Highway Patrol officers followed the vehicle west up Bulli Pass where the driver crossed double unbroken separation lines.
The Commodore continued north on the M1 Motorway at speeds of more than 200kmh in 110kmh sign posted area.
The vehicle was eventually stopped at Darkes Forest where the driver was spoken to. At the time of the incident there was a woman and two children in the vehicle aged six and eight.
The 28-year-old Ambervale man was issued with field court attendance notices, for the offences of driving in a manner dangerous to the public, and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kmh. His licence was already suspended for a fine default and the police confiscated his registration plates for three months.
He is required to attend Port Kembla Local Court on February 17.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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