Driver who fled police at up to 200kmh 'had knife, meth'

A DRIVER who allegedly fled police at speeds up to 200kmph was arrested carrying a knife and possessing meth at Port Stephens.

Around 10pm on Saturday NSW police allegedly saw a white Holden Commodore travelling above the speed limit along Medowie Road.

Police attempted to pull the driver over but he accelerated the car away.

Police allege the Commodore driver drove north along Medowie Road and then east along Richardson Road where they claim reached speeds over 200kmh.

When the car was driving along Nelson Bay Road police claim it clipped a gutter - damaging a tyre - and forcing the driver to abandon the vehicle.

According to police the 31-year-old driver was arrested after a short foot chase.

The man was searched and police claim allegedly a small quantity of a prohibited drug suspected of being methylamphetamine was found on him.

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station and charged with: police pursuit and drive recklessly, exceeding the speed limit, possessing a prohibited drug, driving while licence suspended, and possessing a knife in public.

As the man was the registered owner, the number plates of the vehicle were also confiscated for a three-month period. He was refused bail to appear before Maitland Local Court on Sunday, March 29.


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