Police forced to deploy road spikes during pursuit over the border

A man and teenage boy have been charged after allegedly leading police on a pursuit in far north NSW overnight.

Just before 11.30pm, officers from the Tweed attempted to stop a Holden Astra on Tweed Valley Way at Condong for a random breath test.

However the driver failed to stop, forcing police to initiate a chase which continued through a number of towns, including Tumbulgum, where road spikes were deployed.


The car continued to drive on deflated tyres before hitting a road sign on Letita Road at Fingal Head and crashing into a bollard.

The driver, a 30-year-old man, and his male teenager passenger were arrested at the scene and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.

The man, from Murwillumbah, was charged with multiple offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, and drive vehicle under the influence of drugs.

He was given bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 6 July.

The male teenage passenger was released pending further inquiries.

During a search of the car, police seized items allegedly intended to be used in property offences.

Investigations are continuing.

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