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Teen returns positive breath test after police chase

There has been a police chase this morning.
There has been a police chase this morning. Alistair Brightman

Update 3.30pm: A TEENAGER who was driving an alleged stolen car during a police pursuit this morning also failed a breath test, police have said.

In a statement issued this afternoon, NSW Police Media said police will allege two boys were travelling in a stolen Isuzu D-Max on Ballina Street, Lismore, when a pursuit began.

Road spikes were deployed during two subsequent pursuits with the vehicle.

Police terminated the pursuits due to public safety concerns.

About 8.45am, the stolen vehicle was involved in a collision with an unmarked police vehicle, near the intersection of Pleasant Street, Goonellabah.

No one was injured.

Two boys, both aged 17, were arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The boy who was driving failed a breath analysis, returning a reading of 0.092. He was charged with steal motor vehicle, take and drive conveyance, police pursuit - Skye's Law, mid range PCA, and resist arrest.

The other boy was charged with steal motor vehicle, be carried in conveyance, and resist arrest.

They were both refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

 

Update 12.20pm: TWO teenage boys have been arrested following a police pursuit on the Northern Rivers this morning.

About 7.30am today police will allege the two boys were travelling in a stolen vehicle on Ballina St, Lismore when the pursuit began.

During two subsequent pursuits with the vehicle, road spikes were deployed.

Police terminated the pursuits due to public safety concerns.

At about 8.45am a stolen vehicle was involved in a collision with an unmarked police vehicle at Goonellabah.

No one was injured.

Two boys, both aged 17, were arrested and taken to Lismore police station.

They are assisting officers from Richmond LAC with their inquiries.

 

Update 10.10am: RICHMOND LAC police posted the following information on their Facebook page after this morning's high speed chase with a stolen vehicle:

"The pursuit ended along Rous Road Lismore near the intersection of Pleasant Street.

"No persons were injured.

"Two juveniles are assisting with police investigations.

"Further details will be provided as they come to hand."

 

Original story, 9.10am: THERE has been a dramatic high speed chase this morning, with multiple police cars called to assist.

Details on the chase are still coming to light, but it is believed the chase, possibly involving a white ute, started in Alstonville around 8.30am.

From Alstonville, the chase went to Ballina and then to Lismore, before heading back towards Alstonville and then to Meerschaum Vale.

At least nine police cars were involved in the pursuit.

It is understood the driver has now been stopped by police between Alstonville and Meerschaum Vale.

There have been plenty of comments on social media as people watched police cars under lights and sirens speed around the region.

Sally Jane Thompson posted on Alstonville Buy and Sell's Facebook page 20 minutes ago: "About 10 police vehicles in pursuit of a white ute with a flat tyre driving on the rim. Stay inside. Very dangerous situation as they are headed into Alstonville."

Helen Moore wrote on the Ballina Information Exchange Facebook page: "9 police cars just went flying up Wardell Rd through Meerschaum Vale, towards Alstonville. Sirens blaring and lights flashing. Wonder what's happening. Looks serious!"

More to come.

Topics:  northern rivers crime police pursuit



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