Failed u-turn ends Uki police pursuit

Police arrested a driver in the early hours of Sunday morning following a police pursuit from Murwillumbah to Uki, during which he attempted to escape by performing a series of u-turns.

About 12:40am on Sunday (February 28), police conducting patrols of Murwillumbah attempted to stop a white Kia on Byangum Road.

The vehicle failed to stop and police pursued the car onto Kyogle Road.

At Uki, the Kia performed a u-turn and commenced driving back towards Murwillumbah.

Shortly after, as the driver attempted a second u-turn, police stopped and arrested the 39-year-old male driver.

He was charged with the police pursuit and disqualified driving.

The driver was refused bail at Tweed Heads Local Court on Sunday (February 28).



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