Bankstown Local Area Command
Man Charged After Alleged Street Race – Bankstown
A man will face court next month after an alleged street racing incident in Sydney’s South-West early this morning.
About 1 am Police were travelling east along the Hume Highway, Bankstown, when near the intersection of Brancourt Avenue they saw two vehicles travelling side-by-side in the opposite direction and allegedly exceeding the speed limit.
Police activated their lights and sirens and attempted to stop the vehicles, however, they failed to stop.
One of the vehicles, a blue-coloured Subaru WRX, evaded Police.
Police pursued the second vehicle, a Mitsubishi Evolution, North on Cooper Road, Yagoona, which had its head lights turned off before being forced to come to a stop in Ritchie Road, a cul-de-sac.
The driver and sole occupant, a 27-year-old Green Valley man, was arrested and taken to Bankstown Police Station.
He was charged with participating in a street race, driving in a manner dangerous and failing to stop when directed to do so.
The man was granted conditional bail not to operate a motor vehicle or occupy the driver’s seat of a motor vehicle before his appearance at Bankstown Local Court on 18 February 2010.
The Mitsubishi was seized by Police and the driver’s licence was suspended until his appearance in court.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.