High speed car chase lands man in Coffs local court
A MAN who took police on a high speed chase at 190kmh has been handed a good behaviour bond in the Coffs Harbour Local Court.
Apollon Titan Stellas, 25, of Brisbane, was driving with no number plates when officers spotted him on the Pacific Hwy north of Coffs Harbour on May 27.
A pursuit was soon sparked after Stellas failed to stop, with police chasing him from Dirty Creek to Moonee Beach.
The court heard Stellas had reached speeds of up to 190kmh in a 110kmh zone, with police attempting to use road spikes in order to stop him.
Due to traffic, there was insufficient time to set up the spikes, but Stellas ultimately pulled over and was apprehended near Moonee Beach.
Stellas appeared in the Coffs Harbour Local Court and pleaded guilty to charges including driving recklessly, using an unregistered vehicle and failing to stop during a pursuit. Magistrate Jeff Linden sentenced Stellas to nine months imprisonment, which was suspended, and placed him on a good behaviour bond.
He has also been disqualified from driving for three years.