A man has been arrested and charged after crashing his unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle into a house trying to evade police in Raymond Terrence. It’s estimated that the damage to house will cost $40,000.
A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene, he was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.
Investigations are ongoing, we can expect further charges to be laid.
- drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
- never licensed person drive vehicle on road
- unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road.
Bail and Court Dates:
The man was refused bail by police and is to appear at Newcastle Bail Court today (Sunday 11 October 2020).
Police will allege:
About 9.20pm (Saturday 10 October 2020), officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling in the Raymond Terrace area, following reports of a suspicious vehicle.
Police observed a silver Holden Commodore travelling on Links Road; however, it drove away in the opposite direction.
A short time later, the Holden was located crashed into a home on Scott Close, Raymond Terrace.
The crash caused extensive damage to the front concrete veranda of the home, estimated to be valued at more than $40,000.
The driver, a 23-year-old man, was arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.
Maximum Penalty for Charges
The man will be liable for the damaged caused to the house estimated at $40,000.
drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
First offense $2,200 fine or 9 months in prison. Second offense is $3,300 fine or 12 months in prison.
never licensed person drive vehicle on road
First offense $796.00 on the spot fine or a maximum fine of $2,200 can be imposed by a court.
Unregistered registrable class A motor vehicle on road.
The maximum fine is $2200 for driving unregistered and $5500 for driving uninsured