A man has been charged after leading police on a pursuit down the Old Pacific Highway, which ended when the motorbike he was allegedly riding crashed into a tree.
About 11.10pm on Thursday police observed a motorcycle travelling south of the Pacific Highway, Swansea, without its headlights on.
Police attempted to stop the bike on the Old Pacific Highway at which time it took off at speed.
A pursuit was initiated which continued towards Murrays Beach. A short time later the rider lost control and collided with a small tree before fleeing on foot.
The 26-year-old man was arrested by the Dog Unit some distance away.
The man was identified as also having a number of outstanding warrants for domestic violence offences.
Police allegedly located an amount of cannabis, ice, house breaking implements, drug scales, and an amount of cash in his possession.
He was taken to a local hospital for observation and blood and urine tests, where he remains under police guard.
Once released he is expected to be charged with numerous offences, including pursuit, drug offences, possessing housebreaking implements, dealing with proceeds of crime, and the domestic violence warrants.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
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