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Police on Monday morning said the chase started just after midnight when officers tried to stop a speeding Lexus on the Bruxner Highway at South Lismore. 

They said the Lexus failed to stop, sparking a police chase through Lismore to The Channon before turning onto Cox Road at Koonorigan.

Officers said they followed the Lexus onto a rural property and continued to chase it through scrubland until the Lexus stopped above a gully around 12.35am.

Two people were seen fleeing from the vehicle, police said, triggering a police chase by foot. 

Officers eventually arrested a 26-year-old male driver and 20-year-old female passenger and took them to Lismore Police Station. 

The man was held in custody overnight and due to face several charges in Lismore Local Court today, including failing to stop during a police pursuit; driving recklessly; driving a motor vehicle during a disqualification period; causing or permiting use of an unregistered vehicle on the road; using a motor vehicle with an unauthorised number plate on display; and breach of bail. 

Police said the woman was later released. 


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