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.