A teenager appeared in court yesterday charged following a pursuit with police after allegedly being detected travelling at more than 200km/h on the state’s north coast.
About 10.45pm (Friday 2 August 2019), Traffic & Highway Patrol officers were performing stationary speed enforcement duties on the Pacific Highway at Sleepy Hollow when they allegedly detected a Toyota Camry travelling north at 203km/h in the 110km/h area.
Officers caught up to the Toyota which failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.
The Toyota was seen to overtake 16 cars and a heavy vehicle at an estimated speed of 220km/h during the 22km pursuit.
At the Chinderah Road exit, the driver of the Toyota lost control and collided with a number of road signs.
The driver and sole occupant, a 17-year-old male, was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.
He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive at speed, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, and P1 driver exceed speed more than 45 km/h.
His P1 provisional licence was also suspended for six months.
The teen was refused bail to appear in a children’s court today (Saturday 3 August 2019) where he was granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Thursday 22 August 2019).