Man charged following pursuit - Tweed / Byron LAC

Saturday, 25 March 2017 01:29:43 AM

A man has been charged following a pursuit along the Pacific Highway in the far north of the state yesterday.

About 11am (Friday 24 March 2017), officers from Tweed / Byron Traffic & 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.

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’), drive manner dangerous, drive unlicensed, drive unregistered and uninsured vehicle, drive with unauthorised number plates and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today (Saturday 25 March 2017).

The driver of the Suzuki was also issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for drive while disqualified and the passenger arrested for possess prohibited drug.