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Police have arrested an unlicensed driver from Queensland, who they allege reached speeds of more 100km/h in Lismore yesterday (August 13) and drove through a school zone on the wrong side of the road.

At 3:30pm they attempted to stop a vehicle on Casino street Lismore but when the vehicle accelerated away they initiated a pursuit.

Owing to the driver’s allegedly dangerous behavior, police terminated the pursuit.

A short time later the vehicle was found abandoned in Cook Street.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old Coomera (QLD) man, was arrested a short distance away.

He was found to be in possession of a flick knife and returned a positive reading for alcohol.

The man was taken to Lismore Police station where it was discovered he was a disqualified driver with an outstanding warrant.

He was charged with police pursuit, driving furiously, driving while disqualified, being over .05 and possessing a prohibited weapon.

He was bail refused and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

 


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