Driver tries losing police at 200km/h, fails

A QUEENSLAND driver has been charged after allegedly reaching speeds of 200km/h while trying to evade police in northern New South Wales.

The 44-year-old man first came to the attention of NSW Police at Whiporie, between Casino and Grafton, just after 7am on Saturday.

Police said they allegedly clocked the man travelling through a 100 zone on Summerland Way at 124km/h.


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Officers attempted to intercept the vehicle, but the driver allegedly refused to stop.

It’s alleged officers then clocked the Toyota travelling at 153km/h before the driver accelerated to speeds of approximately 200km/h.

Police said for safety reasons, they stopped following the vehicle.

It was sighted and pulled over by another Highway Patrol vehicle a short time later.

The driver – a 44-year-old man from Queensland – was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for driving at a speed/manner dangerous, and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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