Teen charged, another driver on the run after police bust Tweed street race

A young man has been charged and another driver remains at large after police allegedly busted a street race in far north NSW.

According to NSW Police, officers in an unmarked car were driving on the Pacific Highway through Banora Point around 9.20pm on Monday when they were overtaken by two cars travelling at high speed.

Police will allege the two cars – a white Volkswagen Golf GTI and a white Holden Cruz both bearing provisional plates – were racing one another, reaching speeds of between 170-200km/hour in a 100km/hr zone


Police activated their warnings lights and managed to pull over the Volkswagen on the off ramp at Tweed Heads.

The driver, a 19-year-old P-Plater, was issued with a field court attendance notice for the offences of organise/promote race between vehicles, drive at a speed dangerous to the public and P2 driver exceed speed greater than 45 kilometre per hour.

His license was also suspended, and his vehicle registration cancelled ahead of an appearance in Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 6 January 2020.

The driver of the Holden left the scene without stopping and police are still trying to track them down.

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