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The pursuit of a vehicle followed by a drug test has resulted in a man facing court this morning in Lismore.

About 9.45pm on Sunday, officers from Richmond Police District observed a Holden Commodore travelling at speed on Wyrallah Road, East Lismore.

The driver failed to stop as directed and allegedly accelerated to above the speed limit. Police did not pursue the vehicle due to safety concerns.

Police continued to monitor the vehicle as it travelled through Goonellabah and Alstonville.

At a later stage a pursuit of the vehicle was initiated after officers from the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command allegedly sighted the car on Alstonville Cemetery Road. Police then deployed road spikes at the intersection of Westbridge Lane and Uralba Road. The vehicle continued travelling at speed before stopping on the Pacific Highway at West Ballina.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was subject to a roadside drug test and allegedly returned a positive result to methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

Officers searched the Holden and seized ammunition.

The man has been charged with five offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly; drive motor vehicle during disqualification period; drive dangerously; fail to comply with request or signal to stop, and; possess ammunition without holding licence.

The man was refused bail and will appear at Lismore Local Court today.


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