A disqualified driver has been charged after he was found in bushland by a Police Dog following a pursuit in Sydney's south west yesterday.
About 9.45am yesterday, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a Kia Cerato on Howard Road, Padstow, for the purpose of a random breath test.
It's alleged the driver failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated. It was terminated a short time later due to safety concerns.
Following inquiries, police attended a home on Villiers Road, Padstow Heights, and noticed a man running towards bushland.
With assistance from the Dog Unit, the 23-year-old man was located on a fire trail near Alfords Point Bridge and arrested.
During a subsequent search of the man, police allegedly located methylamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and $500 cash.
He was taken to Bankstown Hospital for a medical assessment before being taken to Bankstown Police Station where he was charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit-not stop-drive dangerously, possess prohibited drug, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.
The Padstow Heights man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.
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