A man is due to front court over an alleged pursuit through Newcastle overnight.

Police say they spotted a red Ford Focus on Donald Street at Hamilton just after midnight and attempted to stop the driver after checks revealed the vehicle’s registration was expired.

A pursuit was initiated when the driver failed to stop.

A short time later, the car crashed into a street sign on Northcott Drive and the driver was arrested.

The 29-year-old has been charged with being an unlicensed driver, police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously and using an unregistered vehicle on the road.

He’s been refused bail to face Newcastle Local Court today (Friday 16 February, 2024).