A 17 year-old male driver has been charged after a police pursuit on Friday evening, during which he was travelling at speeds of more than 200km/h.
At the time he was refused bail to appear in a children’s court on Saturday. He was then granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Thursday, August 22.
Late Friday evening Traffic and Highway Patrol officers were performing stationary speed enforcement duties on the Pacific Highway at Sleepy Hollow when they saw the Toyota Camry travelling north at 203km/h in the 110km/h area.
Officers caught up to the Toyota which failed to stop, and a pursuit began.
The Toyota was seen to overtake 16 cars and a heavy vehicle at an estimated speed of 220km/h during the 22km pursuit.
At the Chinderah Road exit, the driver of the Toyota lost control and collided with a number of road signs. He was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.
He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – driving at speed, driving recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, and P1 driver exceeding speed more than 45 km/h.
His P1 provisional licence was also suspended for six months.