A man has been charged following a cross-border pursuit ending in Lismore overnight.
About 8pm (Thursday 7 May 2020), Queensland Police attempted to speak with the driver of a Mazda 3 in Loganlea, Queensland, before the vehicle fled at speed.
PolAir continued to track the vehicle on the M1 across the NSW border, where it was allegedly travelling at speeds of up to 190km/hr.
The Mazda stopped at a service centre at Chinderah, where three people exited the vehicle – including a young child – before the vehicle continued towards Nimbin.
Police initiated a pursuit at Murwillumbah, with Richmond Police District officers deploying two sets of road spikes.
The pursuit continued until the vehicle was abandoned on William Blair Avenue, Goonellabah.
Officers established a perimeter and requested the assistance of the Police Dog Unit.
About 9.50pm, a 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.
He was charged with six offences, including:
- Police pursuit (Skye’s law) manner dangerous
- Drive whilst disqualified
- Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
- Resist officer in execution of duty
- Possess prohibited weapon
- Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order
The man was also underwent a roadside drug test which allegedly returned a positive result.
He was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today (Friday 8 May 2020).