Three charged after high speed pursuit in car allegedly stolen from Surfers Paradise

NEW South Wales police have charged a man and two women with multiple offences after a high-speed chase in a car that was allegedly stolen from Surfers Paradise.

Around 1am on Sunday, Police allegedly detected a Ford Falcon sedan driving south on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Cudgera Creek at a speed of 150kmph.

Officers attempted to stop the car which allegedly accelerated and a pursuit was commenced.


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After reaching alleged speeds of 190kmph, road spikes were deployed near the Byron Bay off ramp, forcing the Falcon to stop.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, and the two women aged 31 and 43, were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

On searching the trio, officers allegedly located prohibited drugs secreted in their underwear including cannabis, amphetamine and prescription pills.

Checks on the Falcon revealed it had been allegedly stolen from Surfers Paradise.

The man was charged with Skyes Law, speeding by more than 45kmph, disqualified driver, possessing prohibited drugs, possessing a knife in a public place and property stolen outside of NSW.

He was refused bail and will appear at Lismore Local Court today.

Both women were charged with possessing prohibited drugs and will appear at Lismore Local Court today.

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