A man is under police guard in hospital following a pursuit and crash at Rutherford.

At about 8.15pm on Tuesday, Police attempted to stop a Lexus on High Street at Maitland due to the manner of driving.

The car failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, with the car travelling along the New England Highway before it crashed into two vehicles and flipped onto it’s roof.

The driver, a 55-year-old man, was removed from the vehicle and arrested.

He was taken to the John Hunter Hospital as a precaution for treatment of minor injuries.