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NISSSAN NAVARA OUT RUNS POLICE REACHING SPEEDS OF 145KM PER HOUR

Police are investigating a pursuit through the Hunter overnight.

Shortly before 1am today (Thursday 13 February 2020), officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were patrolling the East Maitland area when they noticed a white Nissan Navara which was allegedly stolen earlier in the morning.

A pursuit was initiated which travelled through numerous Hunter suburbs including East Maitland, Maitland, Rutherford, Telarah, Metford and Tenambit – reaching speeds of 140km/hr.

The pursuit was terminated around 1.30am; police located the vehicle abandoned a short time later near Logan Road, Rutherford.

A perimeter was established however the driver could not be located.

Inquiries are continuing.