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A man has been charged and prohibited drugs seized from an unregistered vehicle following a police pursuit in the state’s far north yesterday.

Just after 12pm (Thursday, 25 July, 2019), officers from the Richmond Highway Patrol were notified of a Subaru station wagon allegedly driving erratically on Nimbin Road towards Lismore.

When the station wagon refused to pull over on Terania Street, North Lismore, a police pursuit was initiated.

Shortly after, the vehicle came to a stop and officers arrested the driver, a 19-year-old Lismore man.

During a search of the vehicle, police located and seized cannabis, that will undergo forensic examination.

The man was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with possessing a prohibited drug, police pursuit – not stopping – driving recklessly, using an uninsured motor vehicle, using an unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, and resisting an officer in execution of the officer’s duty.

He was granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Lismore Local Court on Monday 12 August 2019.

Investigations are continuing.


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