Police Pursuits are commonly referred to as ‘Skye’s Law’ following the death of Skye Sassine in Sydney in 2010. As a result section 54B of the Crimes Act was created, the prosecution must prove the following:


(1) The driver of a vehicle

(a) who knows, ought reasonably to know or has reasonable grounds to suspect that police officers are in pursuit of the vehicle and that the driver is required to stop the vehicle, and

(b) who does not stop the vehicle, and

(c) who then drives the vehicle recklessly or at a speed or in a manner dangerous to others.


If you have been arrested or charged in relation to a Police Pursuit you should obtain expert advice immediately as the penalties for this offence can be significant.  At Catron Simmons Lawyers we can provide you with expert guidance from prosecuting and defending countless police pursuits and related matters.

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