Police have charged a man and two women with speeding and drug offences after a pursuit led them to activate road spikes at Ewingsdale yesterday morning.
About 1am (Sunday July 6), highway patrol officers detected a Ford Falcon sedan heading south on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek allegedly at a speed of 150kph.
Officers attempted to stop the car but it allegedly accelerated and they commenced a pursuit.
After the Falcon allegedly reached speeds of 190kph, police deployed road spikes near the Byron Bay off ramp, forcing the car to stop.
The driver, a 19-year-old man, and the two women aged 31 and 43, were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.
Officers allegedly found drugs secreted in their underwear including cannabis, amphetamine and prescription pills.
Police allege checks on the Falcon revealed it had been stolen from Surfers Paradise in Queensland.
The man was charged with what the police describe as ‘Skye’s Law, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kmph, driving while disqualified, possessing prohibited drugs, having a knife in a public place and being in possession of property stolen outside of NSW.’
The two women were charged with possessing a prohibited drug and travelling in a stolen vehicle.
All three were refused bail and will appear at Lismore Local Court tomorrow (Monday 7 July 2014).