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Qld Commodore hits 200km/h during police pursuit

A blue Holden SS Commodore, similar to the one that led police on a 200km/h pursuit at Clothiers Creek on Friday (January 27). File photo

A blue Holden SS Commodore, similar to the one that led police on a 200km/h pursuit at Clothiers Creek on Friday (January 27). File photo

Police have charged a 29-year-old Queensland man with driving at speeds of up to 200km/h during a highway pursuit on Friday night (January 27).

At about 10.40pm, during operation Safe Return, police witnessed a Queensland-registered, blue Holden SS Commodore travelling north at high speed on the Pacific Motorway, Cudgera Creek.

The car, with Queensland registration plates 553-VUB, was spotted overtaking a number of other vehicles at 183km/h.

Police pursued the vehicle, estimating it was doing speeds in excess of 200km/h as it continued to travel north through Clothiers Creek.

The vehicle initially decreased speed to approximately 120km/h before it again accelerated away from police, who lost sight of it on Tweed Valley Way.

Police eventually located the vehicle and the 29-year-old driver was arrested and charged with ‘police pursuit-not stop, possess prohibited drug and drive under the influence’.

He was refused bail.

 


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