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.


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.

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