Man charged over high-speed chase through Tweed Heads

A man will front court today charged over a dramatic high-speed chase through the Tweed over the weekend.

Police tried to stop the driver in Banora Point later around 11.30pm on Saturday night, but he allegedly refusing and sped off.

A police pursuit was initiated, with officers alleging the VM Golf got up to speeds of 160 kilometres an hour.


They followed the man along Frazer Drive into South Tweed Heads, onto the Pacific Motorway and south towards Chinderah.

It eventually returned to Banora Point, where it stopped in Winders Place and the man fled on foot through the surrounding streets.

Police report the man tried to take refuge under a box trailer to avoid apprehension.

He was eventually tracked down and arrested, before he was taken to the Tweed HEads Police station.

He’s been charged with numerous charges, including not stopping and driving at speed in a police pursuit (2nd offence), driving whilst disqualified (2nd offence), resisting an officer in execution of duty and entering enclosed land.

The 20-year-old man is expected to front court in Tweed Heads today.