Trio charged over wild cross-border police chase in stolen car

Three men have been charged over an alleged high-speed cross border police chase in a suspected stolen car.

The chaos began around 10.45pm on Friday, when police reportedly spotted a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe at Helensvale.

It’s understood the vehicle continued to travel south of the M1 towards the NSW border, with Queensland Police alerting Byron Bay Traffic and Highway Patrol.


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“The vehicle was seen entering NSW at a speed of 165 km/h in a 100 km/h zone and a pursuit was initiated,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Officers managed to deploy road spikes at Tweed Heads, but the stolen car continued to travel into Banora Point where the Hyundai stopped in Kintyre Crescent.

The driver, a 27-year-old Brisbane man, was arrested at the scene.

Two male passengers, both aged 27, were also taken into custody with the help of QLD PolAir after attempting to flee into nearby homes.

The driver was charged with police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, learner exceed speed more than 45 km/h, receive property stolen outside NSW, use motor vehicle with unauthorised number plate affixed, goods suspected stolen in/on premises (m/v), Learner not accompanied, and learner driver not display “L” plates as prescribed.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today.

The passengers were both issued court attendance notices for the offence of be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner.

They are expected to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 15 March.

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