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A police pursuit at Evans Heads sees four charged

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NSW police say a man and three teenage boys have been charged following a pursuit on the state’s Mid North Coast yesterday.

At about 5pm on Sunday (2 January), officers attached to Richmond Highway Patrol were travelling on the M1 Motorway at Newrybar, when they detected a white Mazda utility exceeding the signposted speed limit.

Checks revealed the vehicle had allegedly been stolen from a home at Old Bar the previous day (Saturday 1 January).

The driver allegedly failed to stop as directed by police, and a pursuit was initiated from Newrybar to Evans Head. The pursuit was terminated a short time later due to the manner of driving.

Second pursuit

A second pursuit was initiated before road spikes were successfully deployed at Woodburn-Evans Head Road, Woodburn, near the M1 Motorway overpass.

When the vehicle stopped, all four occupants fled the scene on foot, before the driver and the front-seat passenger were arrested.

The remaining two passengers were located a short time later and arrested at Woodburn.

All four occupants were taken to Lismore Police Station.

The driver – a 17-year-old boy – was charged with police pursuit – drive dangerously, exceed speed limit over 45km/h, unaccompanied learner; not display L plates, drive conveyance without consent of owner and breach of bail. His learner’s licence was also suspended.

The passengers, a 19-year-old man and two 15-year-old boys, were each charged with being carried in conveyance without consent of owner. One of the teenage boys was also charged with shoplifting.

All three boys were refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Monday 3 January).

The man appeared at Lismore Local Court today, where he was formally refused bail to reappear at Byron Bay Local Court on Monday January 10.

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  1. Police pursuit at Evans Head. This type of BULL$*&# is at EPIDEMIC level in S/E Qld. Clowns doing burnouts at every intersection and road in rural areas. Knocking down boundary fences thru drifting out of control, terrorising livestock, throwing bottles, cans, fast food leftovers everywhere, used shredded tyres dumped roadside. My tip is that much of it is driven by drug induced addiction (ICE)and young parents who have no idea how to parent a budgerigar.
    CEBU Philippines recently, that type of behaviour is out of control, so much so that the police don’t just counsel the offenders post court appearance but the parents are brought in for parenting skills course, plus curfews imposed. Reminds me of those deployments we did on warships to the Philippines in the 70’s where martial law was imposed and a curfew 1am – 5am was imposed to everyone, even all the military guys. NO EXCUSE, you would be staring at not just a drawn revolver but a sub-machine gun, Manila, Subic Bay Naval Station, Clark Air base etc. One epicentre of this BS … TOOWOOMBA!! Good health.


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