A Newcastle man has been arrested following a wild joyride through the streets of the regional NSW city. The 49-year-old allegedly stole an Audi R8 from a home in Merewether before embarking on a wild ride through suburban Newcastle.
The entire journey was captured on the Audi R8’s dashcam video recorder, installed by the vehicle's owner.
In the 25-minute long video, the man can be seen travelling at speeds estimated at around 160km/h through narrow suburban streets, often on the wrong side of the road, and coming perilously close to pedestrians and parked cars.
The driver runs numerous red lights and stop signs, endangering the lives of other road users while also inflicting around $100,000 of damage to the stolen Audi R8.
Police arrested the 49-year-old man three days after the alleged theft and charged him with numerous offences including car theft, reckless driving, dangerous driving, driving while unlicensed, and breaking and entering a house to steal more than $60,000.
You can watch the entire joyride captured by the Audi R8’s dashcam below.