Man charged over alleged M1 Police pursuit

A MAN is expected to be extradited to the Gold Coast after being charged by NSW Police over an alleged pursuit.

Officers from both NSW and Queensland worked with the Gold Coast Police helicopter to track the man, who is accused of failing to stop on the Pacific Motorway (M1) at Coomera around 5.10pm on Friday.

The blue Honda Civic headed south and at around 5.45pm Queensland Police alerted officers over the border.


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The pursuit was terminated a short time after it crossed into the Tweed Heads area, due to safety concerns. However, PolAir continued to monitor the Civic as it travelled further south.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop at the roadworks zone near Bangalow about 6.30pm.

The male driver was spotted by the PolAir crew getting out of the vehicle and running into nearby bushland. Police arrived a short time later and a 29-year-old man was arrested.

A 26-year-old female passenger was arrested at the scene, but taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment to injuries sustained when the vehicle came to a stop.

The man has been charged with police pursuit-not stop drive dangerously, police pursuit-not stop drive at speed, drive while disqualified, drive manner dangerous.

He has been refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today, but it is  anticipated Queensland Police will seek extradition at a later date.

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