Police Rounds

Man disqualified from driving until 2041 charged with speeding and driving recklessly at Corrimal

A BELLAMBI man, disqualified from driving until 2041, has been charged after a police pursuit on Tuesday.

The police highway patrol stopped a silver Holden sedan travelling on Rothery Street Corrimal about 5pm on Tuesday. Checks revealed the man behind the wheel was disqualified from driving until 2041. The driver was directed to pull over; however, police allege he accelerated away, reaching speeds of up to 120kmh in a 50kmh sign posted area.

The sedan was found a short time later in a cul de sac in Bellambi, with the driver arrested on Bramsen Street.

A 36-year-old man returned a positive roadside drug test and was arrested. He was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he underwent a secondary oral fluid sample; the results of which will undergo further analysis. The man was immediately banned from driving for 24 hours.

The man was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period (second offence), and drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous (second offence). He is currently before the courts.


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A journalist, writer and 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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been 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 Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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