Man accused of leading police on wild cross border chase with child in car

A man has been charged following a wild cross-border chase, which saw a vehicle allegedly reach speeds of 190km/hr with a young child in the back seat.

It all unfolded around 8pm last night, when Queensland Police attempted to speak with the driver of a Mazda 3 in Logan.

Officers say the car sped off onto the M1 across the NSW border, where the police chopper tracked it allegedly travelling at speeds of up to 190km/hr.


The Mazda then stopped at a service station at Chinderah, where three people exited the car, including a young child, before the vehicle continued towards Nimbin.

Police initiated a pursuit at Murwillumbah, where officers were forced to deploy two sets of road spikes in a bid to bring the car to a stop.

It came to an end when the vehicle was found abandoned in Goonellabah and the dog unit called in to help track down the driver, who was arrested a short time later.

The 26-year-old man  underwent a roadside drug test which allegedly returned a positive result, before being taken to Lismore Police Station.

He has since been charged with a string of offences including police pursuit (Skye’s law) manner dangerous, drive whilst disqualified, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous.

He was also slapped with the charge of resist officer in execution of duty, possess prohibited weapon and use prohibited weapon contrary to prohibition order.

He was refused bail to face Lismore Local Court today.

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