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Police say that at about 11.38pm on Saturday 26 September, officers observed the male driving a vehicle along Marine Parade, Kingscliff. As the driver continued Police noted that the driver was speeding, driving approximately 70kph in a sign posted 50kph zone.

Police activated all the warning devices in an attempt to stop the driver however he continued to drive at speed ignoring Police actions to stop him.

The male continued to drive exceeding the prevailing posted speed limits and driving erratically and crossing over unbroken separation lines.

The driver left the Kingscliff area and headed north along the M1 reaching speeds of approximately 125kph to 130kph in the sign posted 100kph area. The driver continued to drive at excessive speed into the CBD of Tweed Heads traveling approximately 90kph in the 60kph area.

The driver drove through intersections ignoring traffic control signals which required him to stop.

The accused brought his vehicle to a stop in Stuart Street, Tweed Heads. Police approached the driver in the vehicle. The driver did not comply with Police requests for him to open the door.

As a result of the driver ignoring police requests the drivers window of the vehicle was broken and the driver was arrested after some resistance.

Cutting tool found

A search of the driver found a cutting tool contained in a pouch that was in his pocket. Later police checks found that the driver has a current condition that relates to him driving a vehicle fitted with an alcohol interlock system. A check of the drivers vehicle noted that the vehicle was not fitted with an alcohol interlock system as required.

The male was charged with Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, Class A m/v exceed speed > 45 km/h – Estimated, Interlock licence holder – not have approved device installed, Resist officer in execution of duty and Carry cutting weapon upon apprehension.

The man was was Bail Refused to appear before Lismore Local court on Sunday.

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