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Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.

Police say man has been charged following a cross-border pursuit ending in Lismore overnight.

About 8pm (Thursday 7 May), Queensland Police attempted to speak with the driver of a Mazda 3 in Loganlea, Queensland, before the vehicle fled at speed.

PolAir continued to track the vehicle on the M1 across the NSW border, where it was allegedly travelling at speeds of up to 190km/hr.

The Mazda stopped at a service centre at Chinderah, where three people exited the vehicle – including a young child – before the vehicle continued towards Nimbin.

Police initiated a pursuit at Murwillumbah, with Richmond Police District officers deploying two sets of road spikes.

The pursuit continued until the vehicle was abandoned on William Blair Avenue, Goonellabah.

Officers established a perimeter and requested the assistance of the Police Dog Unit.

About 9.50pm, a 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with six offences, including:

  • Police pursuit (Skye’s law) manner dangerous
  • Drive whilst disqualified
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous
  • Resist officer in execution of duty
  • Possess prohibited weapon
  • Use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order

The man was also underwent a roadside drug test which allegedly returned a positive result.

He was refused bail and will face Lismore Local Court today (Friday 8 May).


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  1. They did their job stopping a drug crazed criminal who was the person putting people in danger. He had a weapon too.

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