Teens caught after golf course chase
A POLICE chase from Woolgoolga to Safety Beach yesterday ended in the arrest of three Queensland teenagers.
At 9.45am, police noticed two vehicles travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Woolgoolga with missing licence plates. A Toyota Tarago van was missing its front plate, and a Ford Laser was missing its back plate.
When they passed the police car, both cars took off at high speed, and police pursued them into Safety Beach where the chased cars split up.
The police followed the Tarago, which lost control a couple of times before crashing into a ditch in front of the golf course. Its driver made a run for it on foot, but police caught up to the 19-year-old Queensland man and took him into custody.
Police later received information the Laser was stopped along Bark Hutt Road, Woolgoolga, where they took a 16-year-old male and 16-year-old female into custody.
Both vehicles were found to have been stolen from Queensland and the trio were charged with various offences, including stealing a motor vehicle, reckless driving and driving unlicensed.