Gold Coast man charged following cross-border pursuit

UPDATE @ December 13: A Gold Coast man is due to appear in court today after being charged over an alleged police pursuit south of the border.

The Queensland Police Helicopter tracked the 36-year-old man from Oxenford in a Nissan Coupe, travelling south through the Gold Coast about 10am.

The man allegedly continued driving south, onto the M1 and south of the border into New South Wales where police tried intercepting the Nissan on the Pacific Highway.


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NSW Police said the driver failed to pull over and so a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle continued travelling at speed after hitting road spikes at Duranbah, about 20km south of the Qld-NSW border, before eventually coming to a stop on the highway at Cudgen.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from Oxenford, was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously (Skye’s Law), drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, never licensed person drive vehicle on road, have custody of an offensive implement in a public place, custody of knife in public place.

The man was refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court today.

EARLIER @ December 12: A GOLD Coast man has been arrested after allegedly leading police on a pursuit south of the border.

The Queensland Police Helicopter tracked the 36-year-old man from Oxenford in a Nissan Coupe, travelling south through the Gold Coast about 10am.

The man allegedly continued driving south, onto the M1 and south of the border into New South Wales where police tried intercepting the Nissan on the Pacific Highway.

In a statement, NSW Police said the driver failed to pull over and so a pursuit was initiated.

The vehicle continued travelling at speed after hitting road spikes at Duranbah, about 20km south of the Qld-NSW border, before eventually coming to a stop on the highway at Cudgen.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from Oxenford, was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

He remained their at the time of writing, assisting police with their investigation.

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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