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Girl, 15, arrested after Port Stephens police pursuit


A teenage girl was arrested following a lengthy police pursuit in the Port Stephens region yesterday.

About 3.45pm on Thursday 22, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command were patrolling the Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae, when they signalled for a driver to stop for an RBT.

The motorist failed to heed the gesture and police initiated a pursuit.

However, it was terminated due to safety concerns over the manner of driving.

Shortly after, police detected the same vehicle in the East Seaham area and followed it to Clarence Town.

Road spikes were then deployed by officers attached to Port Stephens Hunter Police District.

Eventually, the vehicle came to a stop on Limeburners Creek Road, Clarence Town.

The driver, a 15-year-old female, was arrested at the scene along with four passengers, a 15-year-old female, 16-year-old male, and two 18-year-old females.

The five teens were taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where the four passengers were released.

The driver was charged with drive in a dangerous manner and breach of bail.

She was refused bail to appear before Children’s Court on Friday 23 December.

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