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At about 8.30pm on Thursday (October 25) police received reports from members of the public that a car was being driven in a dangerous manner of the Pacific Highway at Tyndale. Highway Patrol officers located the car heading north on the motorway at Billinudgel and attempted to stop the car, but it is alleged it took off at speeds in excess of 220kmph.

Road spikes were used on the motorway at Wooyung and Sleepy Hollow. The cars tyres deflated and subsequently the engine failed.

The car was stopped on the motorway at Chinderah.

A 33-year-old male driver from Burleigh Heads was arrested. A breath test proved negative to alcohol.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital where blood and urine was taken to test for prohibited drugs.

The man was charged with police pursuit, exceed spend by more than 45kmph and drive whilst license is suspended.

He was refused bail and is next to appear before Byron Bay Local Court on November 13.

Man disqualified until 2034 found driving

At about 12.50pm on Friday (October 26) Police saw a vehicle travelling along Kennedy Rd Tweed Heads.

The car was stopped, and the driver, a 26-year-old man from Tweed Heads South, could not produce a driver’s license.

It is alleged the man’s licence was suspended and he was disqualified from driving until 2034 for numerous traffic and driving breaches.

The man was charged with drive whilst disqualified and was bailed to appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on November 26.


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