Tasmania Police charge man after Midland Highway chase

A West Launceston man has been charged after a police chase on Wednesday.

Police attempted to pull over the 36-year-old driver when he was seen speeding along High Street at Campbell Town about noon.

The man drove off at “excessive speed” and headed north on the Midland Highway while overtaking a number of cars, police said.


He was eventually charged with evading police, driving while disqualified, reckless driving, speeding and drug possession.

Anyone who may have seen a black Mazda 3 sedan driving north from Campbell Town on Wednesday or knows the current location of the car should contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The registration of the car is E71EE.