Man charged with several offences after sparking pursuit on Bells Line

A P-plater who sparked a police pursuit after allegedly accelerating away from a random breath testing unit has been charged with traffic offences.

Officers from Hawkesbury Police Area Command were conducting random breath tests on Bells Line of Road in the afternoon of Saturday, May 12 when they directed the driver to stop, a police statement said.

However, police will allege the driver failed to stop and accelerated away from the officers, who commenced a pursuit.

“Due to safety concerns, police terminated the pursuit however the offending vehicle was seen a short time later by patrolling police and the driver arrested,” the statement said.

“It will be alleged that the man was driving a class/type of vehicle prohibited by his licence (P1/P2 not drive performance vehicle).”

A 20-year-old Hornsby man has been charged with fail to stop police pursuit (Skye's Law), fail to obey a lawful direction, and traffic offences.

The man’s licence was suspended and he is due to appear before Windsor Local Court next month.