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Police say that about 4pm they were advised that a stolen car was driving from Casino to Lismore.

The car was spotted near Trinity High School and police allege they signaled for the driver to pull over but she refused to do so and took off at high speed.

They say vehicle then drove at ‘high and dangerous speeds’ along Brewster Street, Elliott Road, Wilson, Caniba and Union Street.

Police terminated the pursuit as they say ‘it was becoming dangerous to the public’ but during the pursuit the officers recognised the driver and her passengers.

Officers sighted the abandoned vehicle moments later on Molesworth Street. The driver was arrested soon after.

She has been charged with driving in a dangerous manner, not stopping for a police pursuit, driving dangerously, driving without a licence driving an unregistered vehicle, driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent,, exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km and stolen goods in custody

The girl also failed a roadside drug test. A further charge may be laid pending further drug analysis.

She will appear in Lismore Childrens’ Court today (Friday September 2).

Police say they know the identity of the passengers and they will also be arrested.


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