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Police say a man will face court next month charged with alleged street racing offences at Banora Point.

At about 9.20pm on Sunday 1 December, officers attached to the Tweed/Byron Target Action Group were travelling in an unmarked car on the Pacific Highway, Banora Point when they were overtaken by two vehicles at high speed.

Police say the two cars – a white Volkswagen Golf GTI and a white Holden Cruz both bearing provisional plates – were racing one another, reaching speeds of between 170-200km/hour in a signposted 100km/hour zone.

Police activated their warning lights and stopped the Volkswagen on the Pacific Highway off-ramp at Tweed Heads.

Officers spoke with the driver – a 19-year-old P2 license holder – and issued him with a field court attendance notice for the offences of organise/promote race between vehicles, drive at a speed dangerous to the public and P2 driver exceed speed greater than 45 kilometre per hour. His license was suspended, and his vehicle registration cancelled. He is due to face Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 6 January 2020.

The driver of the Holden left the scene without stopping for police.

Inquiries are continuing to locate the second driver.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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