Man charged after pursuit

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A man has been charged after a pursuit in Penrith last night.

About 9.05pm yesterday, police stopped a Holden Commodore for a stationary breath test on Mulgoa Road, Penrith, near Union Road.

Police spoke to the 32-year-old male driver, before he accelerated from the scene and a pursuit was initiated.

The man ran from the car after it lost control on a bend after crossing Victoria Bridge, and he was arrested a short time later.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with ‘police pursuit’, ‘drive manner dangerous’ and ‘drive while disqualified’, as well as ‘breach bail’.

He was also charged with ‘larceny’ in relation to a prior incident.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday.

A woman and a 12-year-old child, who were passengers in the car at the time, were not injured.

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