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Car wedged between train track and station at Bangalow

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According to police, the driver of a Dodge 4WD failed to pay for petrol at a Casino service station and drove off with the vehicle’s number plates obscured.

They said an initial police pursuit was terminated due to high speed but officers caught up with the vehicle again just outside of Binna Burra.

Local photographer Christian Watts told Echonetdaily his car was overtaken on the road as he was coming back from Lismore at around 1pm.

‘The 4WD overtook us at high speed followed by two police vehicles about 30 seconds behind him,’ he said.

‘He tried to dodge down behind the Bangalow pub and get onto train tracks – but obviously failed.

We pulled up on the road opposite and saw him getting hauled away, looking very rough,’ Mr Watts said.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. This moron almost crashed into me as I was driving with my wife and 4 kids. I saw him approaching at high speed on a blind corner, so I was about to get out of the way by moving over into the breakdown lane – but this fool shot up the inside a split second before I was going to turn the wheel which would have put me directly into his path with no escape. The 2 police officers chasing did a great job at passing me safely. Well done guys.

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