EDDIE Avillar thought he was on a collision course with the blue Ford Falcon XR6 as it travelled along the wrong side of the F3.
Mr Avillar was heading to Morisset on a work delivery.
‘‘I saw them near the Morisset interchange driving on the wrong side of the road and heading straight for me.
‘‘I had to swap lanes to avoid hitting him,’’ Mr Avillar said. ‘‘He was heading towards Beresfield and I was on my way to Morisset.
‘‘At first I thought it was a bit weird and then the thought crossed my mind that it might have been the police.
‘‘I was going to ring the police, but I didn’t get the number plate details because it was all so quick.
‘‘I was shocked, especially when I came back to Beresfield and saw the car on the side of the road and all the police,’’ he said.
Customers and employees at Beresfield BP service station and truck stop on John Renshaw Drive were gobsmacked yesterday when they learned of the alleged carjacking of a BMW.
‘‘All of a sudden all these police arrived and there was a blue Falcon that looked like it had been knocked off the road and driven into the bush,’’ one customer said.
‘‘We didn’t even know a car jacking had happened.’’
After their arrest at Broke the pair were ushered quickly into a side entrance at Cessnock police station after arriving in separate vehicles.
The female arrived first with the male a short time later in the back of a police four-wheel-drive. He was covered with a white blanket.
About an hour after the pair was arrested a tow truck arrived at the rear of Cessnock police station to deliver the gunmetal grey BMW 120i.