Fairy Meadow man charged after police pursuit

A Fairy Meadow man was charged with Skye's Law yesterday after allegedly leading police on a brief pursuit from Towradgi to Fairy Meadow.

Police began following the man's vehicle on Pioneer Road, Towradgi, about 11.45am.

"At the intersection of Pioneer Road and Towradgi Road, the vehicle stops initially then goes through a red light," Wollongong Police Chief Inspector Brian Wyver said.

Police followed the car, which was travelling in a southerly direction within the 60km/h speed limit, signalling for the driver to stop.

However, when the car allegedly failed to pull over, police pursued the vehicle until it stopped about 60 seconds later.

The driver, a 35-year-old man from Fairy Meadow, was arrested and charged with Skye's Law, which applies to people who initiate police pursuits.

He was granted bail and will reappear in Wollongong Local Court on January 17.

A 31-year-old female passenger was arrested and charged with possessing a drug and was issued a court attendance notice.

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