A 27-year-old Goonellabah man will appear in court today after allegedly leading police on a car chase and then crashing into two cars.
Police allege that at 4pm they had reason to stop a Silver coloured Honda on Terania Street.
Police signaled for the Honda to pull over, which it did. As police left their vehicle to speak to the driver it accelerated away harshly.
A pursuit began and the Honda drove at speeds 60km/h over the limit. Due to the dangerous manner of driving police terminated the pursuit at the intersection of Keen and Conway Street.
Police said a short time later the Honda was observed driving northbound on Ballina Road,approaching the roundabout of Rotary Drive.
It then collided with a vehicle and kept driving. A short time later the Honda collided with another car, causing it to spin 180 degrees and come to a stop.
The driver, a 27-year-old Goonellabah man, then ran from the vehicle and was caught by police a short distance away.
He was searched and found to have 5 grams of cannabis in his underpants. A roadside drug test produced a positive detection to methamphetamine.
At Lismore Police station checks on his licence revealed he is disqualified from driving until 2029.
He was charged with Drive Whilst Disqualified 2nd+ Offence, two counts of not Give Particulars to Other Drivers, Drive Manner Dangerous, Police pursuit – Drive Dangerously and Posses Prohibited Drug.
A further charge may be laid pending the result of his drug analysis. He was bail refused and will appear in Lismore Local Court this morning.