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Three teens nabbed after Qld-NSW Police pursuit

Police say a stolen car reached speeds of 180km an hour as it tried to evade officers around the Queensland-New South Wales border on Friday night.

Polair on the Gold Coast contacted their NSW counterparts around 11pm to let them know the Holden Captiva was making its way to the border.

Several vehicles were positioned to stop the car, however it was estimated to be travelling south on the Pacific Motorway at 180km/h (in a 100km/h zone) and due to safety concerns the pursuit was not continued.


Police monitored the vehicle and near Ewingsdale Road at Byron Bay the pursuit was re-engaged.

Other officers were able to roll out road spikes which punctured one of the Holden’s front tyres.

When the vehicle limped to the wrong side of the Pacific Highway the pursuit was again called off.

The Holden eventually stopped on Tamarind Drive at Ballina where three occupants left the vehicle and hid in bushland.

After a lengthy search of the area involving Polair and the dog squad, a 15-year-old boy and two females, aged 16 and 18, were arrested.

At Ballina Police Station the boy was charged with a number of driving offences relating to the police pursuit. Both females were charged with being carried in conveyance.

All were refused bail with the juveniles to appear at a Children’s Court and the woman to appear at Ballina Bail Court on Saturday.