Duo arrested after leading police on dangerous high-speed chase

UPDATE: A high speed police chase that started north of the Gold Coast has ended near Byron Bay.

Police arrested a man near Bangalow, just over the NSW border at about 6.30pm.

There are conflicting reports that a woman passenger has also been arrested.


It remains unknown what sparked the chase.

EARLIER: A high speed police chase has caused chaos this afternoon on the M1 southbound.

The speeding black BMW sedan was first spotted around the Pimpama area, with police calling off the chase due to safety fears just before Nerang.

The car, which has been turning its headlights off through the chase, has now crossed the border and has been spotted around the Byron area.

Its believed a man and woman are in the vehicle and they are currently being chased on foot by a number of officers.