Coffs Harbour police used road spikes to end a high speed pursuit on the highway early this morning.
Coffs Harbour police used road spikes to end a high speed pursuit on the highway early this morning.

Road spikes end hway pursuit

ROAD spikes were used to end a pursuit on the Pacific Highway, south of Coffs Harbour. 

Police said a silver Holden Commodore sedan was detected speeding south of Urunga around 11.35pm last night by Nambucca Heads Highway Patrol.

Failing to stop for the officer, the vehicle allegedly reached speeds of 160km/h in a 110km/h zone.

Coffs Harbour police were alerted and laid road spikes on the highway just before the Englands Rd roundabout.

A Sydney man, 22, was taken into custody after the front and rear passenger side wheels of the car deflated.

Checks found the man was wanted by authorities following his escape from an institution at Concord.

Police said charges are pending against the driver following the results of a mental health assessment.



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