Man arrested following police operation – Lower Hunter

A man is expected to be charged with multiple driving offences after being arrested in the state’s Hunter region today.

About 11.00am (Thursday 20 February 2020), police observed a red Holden Commodore sedan travelling on Streeton Drive, Metford, just outside of Maitland.

As police turned around to stop the car, the driver allegedly sped off and collided with a green Toyota sedan at the intersection of Chelmsford Drive.

The driver of the other car escaped serious injury.

The driver of the Commodore allegedly fled the scene of the crash on foot.

Officers attached to Port Stephens Hunter Police District commenced an operation to locate the man assisted by the Dog Unit.

The man was later found by police on a roof of a house in nearby Ferraby Drive.

After being arrested, the 31-year-old was taken to Maitland Hospital with multiple injuries, where he remains under police guard.

It’s expected he will be charged on release from hospital.

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