Man charged after Pacific Hwy police chase

UPDATE: ROAD SPIKES were used to stop a southbound vehicle that sped away from police on the Pacific Hwy, north of Coffs Harbour this week.

The alleged pursuit spanned from Dirty Creek to Moonee Beach on Wednesday around 10am.

A 24-year-old charged over the pursuit appeared in court following his arrest.

It's alleged he reached speeds of 190kmh in a 110kmh in a southbound Ford Capri that highway patrol officers tried to stop.

The car came under attention when officers noticed it was not fitted with number plates.

Tailed by police under lights and sirens the Ford allegedly failed to stop and sped away from police.

Road spikes were thrown over the highway at Moonee Beach and the ord continued to drive for a kilometre before it came to a stop.

The driver was charged with:  Police pursuit, drive at speed, Drive recklessly or in a speed/ manner dangerous, Exceed speed over 45km/h, Dishonestly obtain property by deception, Larceny, two counts of driving whilst licence expired less than two years, two counts of driving an unregistered vehicle, two counts of driving an uninsured motor vehicle, and two counts of driving a vehicle on road with tax unpaid. 

 

WEDNESDAY 11.30AM:

A MAN is in custody after taking police on a 180kmh pursuit from Arrawarra to Moonee Beach this morning.

Just before 11am, officers detected a red Ford Capri travelling at 180km/h in a signposted 110km/h zone on the southbound lanes of the Pacific Hwy north of Arrawarra.

A pursuit began however the driver raced on, reaching speeds of 175km/h at the Woolgoolga turn-off and 175km/h at Smith Rd.

A first attempt by police to stop the vehicle by deploying road spikes was successful at Emerald Beach at 11:50am.

The vehicle continued travelling at 175km/h.

A second attempt to deploy road spikes was undertaken 500m north of the Moonee Beach turn-off, successfully bringing the vehicle to a stop at 11:53am.

Police said the single occupant of the vehicle - a male driver - was charged and taken into custody at Coffs Harbour Police Station.

No collision was involved during the incident.



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