Man charged after high-speed police pursuit in the Blue Mountains

A man was to appear in Penrith Local Court on Friday after being charged following a high-speed police pursuit in the Blue Mountains on Thursday.

About 3pm on Thursday, August 23, a stolen grey Mazda SUV was seen travelling at over 100km/h in a 40km/h zone on the Great Western Highway at Faulconbridge.

The stolen car involved in the police pursuit. Photo: Top Notch Video

The stolen car involved in the police pursuit. Photo: Top Notch Video

Officers attached to the Blue Mountains Highway Patrol were unable to locate the vehicle when they attempted to follow it.

Other police officers sighted the vehicle at Linden and started to follow the Mazda.

A police pursuit commenced near Woodford Railway Station, with the Mazda reaching speeds of up to 150km/h.

When the Mazda was involved in a minor collision with two other vehicles, the pursuit was terminated, and a perimeter was established near Wentworth Falls, a police spokesperson said.

The vehicle was eventually located in Sir Henry Burrell Drive at Wentworth Falls by the police helicopter (PolAir).

A 29-year-old man was arrested after a short struggle, and was taken to Katoomba Hospital for treatment and mandatory testing.

After being released from hospital the man was taken to Katoomba Police Station where he was charged with numerous traffic offences – using a weapon to avoid apprehension, assaulting police, resisting police and intimidating police.

No-one was injured during the pursuit and the Mazda has been taken for forensic testing.