Police chase unlicensed driver from Kingscliff to Tweed Heads

A thirty minute police chase took place yesterday through the suburbs of Kingscliff, Chinderah, Banora Point, Fingal Head and Tweed Heads, for approximately 35km.

While police were conducting local high visibility patrols in the Kingscliff and Cabarrita they identified a vehicle that had been used in a pursuit to evade police on Tuesday 4 September.

The Silver Kia was seen again in Kingscliff at 10.48pm and pursued by the police who used warning lights and sirens to stop the vehicle.

‘The offending vehicle lost a tyre when conducting a U-turn and drove on three tyres. About

11.15pm the offending vehicle attempted to cross the concrete medium strip on Sexton Hill Drive, Banora Point, when it was unable to clear the concrete road fixture,’ according to the police report.

The 21 year old female unlicensed driver, who was the sole occupant, jumped from the vehicle and attempted to run away. She was tackled to the ground and arrested by police.

According to the police report ‘The accused allegedly resisted arrest and was restrained by police. The female accused appeared to be under the influence of an illegal substance, and was taken to Tweed Heads hospital for blood tests.’

The driver was then taken to the Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was charged with

multiple offences including, police pursuit (Skyes Law), drive disqualified (never licensed,

subsequent offence) and resist arrest.

She was refused bail, and will attend Tweed Heads Local Court today.

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