Teen charged over dangerous high speed chase across Tweed

A teenager has been charged after allegedly leading Police on a high speed chase on the New South Wales north coast.

Officers detected a Toyota Camry travelling at 203 km/h in a 110 zone of the M1 at Sleepy Hollow on Friday night.

Police jumped in their patrol car and eventually caught up with the car but the driver failed to stop sparking a chase.


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The Toyota is alleged to have hit speeds of 220 km/h, overtaking 16 cars and a truck.

The chase went for about 22km before the driver lost control at the Chinderah exit and hit a number of road signs.

The 17-year-old driver was arrested at the scene at 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 fronted the Children’s Court on Saturday where he was granted bail to reappear on Thursday August 22.

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