Couple refused bail after 150km cross-border police chase in stolen car

UPDATE: A MAN and woman who led police on a cross-border pursuit covering more than 150km in a car stolen from Southport this morning have been refused bail.

Just after 8am, police were travelling south on the Pacific Highway near Iluka when the onboard ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) software, indicated the stolen 2014 model BMW sedan travelling in the opposite direction.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle but it allegedly sped away from police. Officers initiated a pursuit which was terminated near Woodburn due to the driving of the BMW.


The vehicle continued to travel north and second pursuit commenced at Broadwater.

Several road spikes were deployed, however, the driver continued to keep control of the car and travel north.

The BMW stopped about 5km south of the border and the driver and passenger, both of Woodridge, Queensland, were arrested.

The car was reported stolen from Southport on 16 September 2104.

The pair were taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where they were interviewed and charged.

The pair, both 24, were refused bail and appeared at Tweed Heads Local Court this afternoon.

No one was injured during the incident.