BY JARROD MELMETH
A man has been arrested after a senior constable was injured during an attempted arrest and police pursuits in Lake Macquarie.
Police allege about 2:45pm on Tuesday, officers attended a carpark at Bennetts Green where they noticed a grey Volkswagen Amarok Ute with stolen number plates.
When officers approached the vehicle the male driver attempted to drive off, during which a male senior constable was injured after his arm was pushed into the damaged windows broken glass.
The driver then fled the scene in the Volkswagen, heading into Windale.
Police initiated a pursuit into the surrounding streets but terminated it a short time later after failing to locate the vehicle.
On Wednesday as part of ongoing inquiries police attempted to stop the same vehicle northbound on the Pacific Highway about 9am before a pursuit was again initiated reaching speeds of up to 160km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.
During the pursuit the driver crashed into bushland off Lakeview Parade, Pelican.
Following an extensive search involving the dog unit, the 35-year-old was arrested in Little Pelican a short time later.
The Caves Beach man was taken to Belmont Police Station where he is assisting police with there investigations.