Dramatic arrest as police allege they were forced to taser and pepper spray learner driver

Simon McCarthy
Updated June 16 2024 - 10:06am, first published June 15 2024 - 5:44pm
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A learner driver on the Central Coast has been accused of leading police on a chase after officers tried to stop his car late on Friday night, June 14, leading to a dramatic confrontation in which officers allege they had to use a taser and pepper spray to subdue the teenager.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016. Contact McCarthy on Signal at @SimonMcCarthy.50 or via this link: https://signal.me/#eu/SogMRDSICna4awnaQul1KAYAonquE3VoSG1eSaxudp73Pq8de-tDPI2GvkjVjoZR

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