A 25-year-old motorcyclist will appear in court next month charged under Skye’s Law following a police pursuit near Cudgera Creek on Saturday night.
He was also charged with low-range drink driving, driving more than 45km/h over the speed limit and may possibly face further charges over vials police believe may contain steroids.
About 11.20pm, officers attached to the Traffic and Highway Patrol were patrolling north on the Pacific Highway when they spotted a motorcycle allegedly travelling at high speed.
The officers allege that during a speed check the rider pulled into the breakdown lane and slowed but sped off after they approached him.
The motorcycle is then alleged to have crossed the median strip and headed south, exiting the Pacific Highway at the Tweed Valley Way off-ramp. The officers continued after the rider for a short distance further before terminating the pursuit.
A short time later, another officer spotted the motorcycle in Chinderah. The rider is then alleged to have attempted to cross another median strip to proceed in the opposite direction. He was, however, forced to stop when confronted by Bryffen wire on the median strip.
He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, charged, and granted bail to appear in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday September 17.