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Man arrested after police pursuit in Hunter Valley

A man has been arrested following a police pursuit in the Hunter Valley this morning.

Shortly before 7am on Thursday 11 March, officers received reports regarding a white Holden Commodore travelling north on the New England Highway, allegedly being driven in a dangerous manner and crossing onto the incorrect side of the road.

Police attached to the Newcastle-Hunter Traffic & Highway Patrol located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit, about 5km north of the Liddell Power Station between Muswellbrook and Singleton.

A short time later, the Commodore allegedly lost control and collided with a B-Double truck travelling southbound.

The 30-year-old male driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and has been taken to Muswellbrook District Hospital under police guard for mandatory testing.

The driver of the truck – a 28-year-old man – was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries.

The New England Highway has just been reopened.

However heavy traffic remains.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com

Inquiries are continuing.

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