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Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

The vehicle was seen entering NSW at a speed of 165 km/h in a 100 km/h zone and officers attached to Byron Bay Traffic and Highway Patrol initiated a pursuit.

Road spikes were successfully deployed at Tweed Heads and the pursuit continued around Tweed Heads South and into Banora Point where the Hyundai stopped in Kintyre Crescent.

The driver, a 27-year-old man, was arrested. Two male passengers, both aged 27, were also arrested with the assistance of QLD PolAir after attempting to flee into nearby homes.

The men were all taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The driver was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, learner exceed speed more than 45 km/h, receive property stolen outside NSW, use motor vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed, goods suspected stolen in/on premises (m/v), Learner not accompanied, and learner driver not display “L” plates as prescribed.

The Brisbane man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court tomorrow, Monday February 22.

The passengers were both issued court attendance notices for the offence of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner. They are expected to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday March 15.


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