Dramatic crash at Bathurst police station | Video, photos

A 25-YEAR-OLD Kelso man is still being questioned by Bathurst police this evening after crashing his car outside the police station on Rankin Street.

A witness reported seeing the man driving erratically before he mounted the kerb and drove about 100 metres along the footpath to the front of the police station.

The car came to a stop – with the engine still running – after hitting and destroying the flagpole that stood outside the police station.

The man then entered the police station where he was quickly arrested by officers.

The man was taken away for further questioning but at the time of going to print, no charges had been laid and police were still working to determine if the man was affected by drugs or alcohol.

Chifley local area command Acting Superintendent Glenn Cogdell said the man had been found to be in possession of a knife when he was searched by officers following his arrest.

He was the only person in the car and no-one was hurt in the incident.

The car has now been towed from the scene.