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Two people were arrested after police used road spikes to stop a stolen BMW following a 150km pursuit from north of Harwood to Terranora.

A man and a woman, both 24, of Woodridge, Queensland were taken to Tweed Heads police station

Police media told Echonetdaily that highway patrol officers noticed a 2014 black BMW travelling south of Tabbimobleon the Pacific Highway near Iluka when the onboard ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) software, indicated a stolen car travelling in the opposite direction.

Police terminated a short pursuit because of the alleged manner of driving but another highway patrol vehicle was waiting with road spikes south of Wardell.

Police tried to use the road spikes on a number of occasions but the driver of the car kept going.

At 9.12am the Queensland Polair helicopter sighted the car and continued to follow the vehicle until it was stopped over the border.

‘The car continued to travel north, eventually stopping on the side of the M1 motorway just south of the Terranora exit,’ the spokeswoman said.

The 24-year-old man was charged with two counts of police pursuit – not stop (Skye’s Law), two counts of drive manner dangerous and possess property stolen outside of New South Wales.

The 24-year-old woman was charged with three New South Wales warrants and possess property stolen outside of New South Wales.

Both were refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court this afternoon.

No one was injured during the incident.

The car was reported stolen from Southport on 16 September 2104.

 


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