A MAN who led Tweed Police on a high speed chase has been charged following a pursuit along the Pacific Highway west of Pottsville yesterday (Friday, March 24).
Police said it was about 11am when officers from the Highway Patrol Command sighted a Victorian registered Holden Commodore allegedly travelling above the speed limit on the Pacific Highway at Cudgera Creek, west of Pottsville.
“A pursuit was commenced when the driver of the Holden allegedly failed to stop and accelerated the car to speeds in excess of 160km/h,” police said.
“The pursuit was terminated by police due to public safety concerns.
“A short time later, the Holden was located unattended on the Clothiers Creek exit ramp on the M1 Motorway.”
Following inquiries, about 20 minutes later, officers stopped three men in a Suzuki sedan in Murwillumbah.
“A 32-year-old man from Tweed Heads was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station. He was charged with police pursuit – not stop (‘Skye’s Law’), driving in a dangerous manner, driving unlicensed, driving unregistered and uninsured vehicle, driving with unauthorised number plates and breach of bail,” police said.
The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Saturday 25 March 2017).
But it didn’t stop there for the driver’s mates including the driver of the Suzuki, who was also issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive while disqualified and the passenger was arrested for possessing prohibited drug.