21.7 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2021

Road spikes used during police pursuit

Latest News

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

A car being driven erratically through intersections sparked the beginning of a pursuit in Casino at about 11.45pm last Friday.

Officers from the Richmond Police District initiated a pursuit after sighting an unregistered Holden Commodore.

Police will allege the occupants of the car repeatedly threw objects at the police during the pursuit.

Road spikes were successfully deployed by officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol on the Bruxner Highway near Casino.

The three occupants of the Commodore attempted to flee the area on foot, however were arrested by police and taken to Lismore Police Station.

During the arrest, a male Senior Constable suffered an injury to his hand and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

The driver, a 22-year-old man, was charged with nine offences: Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous; Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously; Negligent driving; Exceed speed greater than 45km/h; Use class A vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed; Destroy or damage property (x2); Use vehicle on road or road related area m/v tax not paid, and: Cause or permit use of unregistered vehicle on road.

The man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

One of the passengers, a 21-year-old man, was charged with three outstanding warrants, two outstanding property-related offences and three other offences: Intentionally throw object at vehicle/vessel risk safety; Destroy or damage property; and Resist officer in execution of duty. He was refused and will appear at Lismore Local Court today.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.