Two men will appear in court in Port Macquarie today, Wednesday November 23, after police chased a car on the Mid North Coast on Tuesday.
On Tuesday afternoon police received complaints about the manner of driving of a Toyota Corolla on the Pacific Highway near Grafton.
Just after 2.30pm, officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command detected the car being driven south at Clybucca at high speed.
A chase began, but ended when the Corolla allegedly reached speeds of up to 200kph.
Police detected the vehicle again at Telegraph Point, re-engaging in a pursuit before road spikes were used at Sancrox, deflating two of the car’s tyres.
The Toyota continued along the Pacific Highway despite having no front tyres, travelling at speeds between 32kph and 126kph and leaving debris across the south-bound lanes of the highway.
Road spikes were again deployed at Herons Creek with the car stopping a short time later.
Two men were placed under arrest and a small amount of cannabis was seized.
The car, a rental allegedly been stolen from Rutherford, was extensively damaged.
The driver, a 24-year-old man from Bateau Bay, was charged with police pursuit – not stop (Skye’s Law), exceed speed by more than 45km/h, drive while unlicensed, illegal use of a motor vehicle, possess prohibited drug and a revocation of parole warrant.
The 29-year-old passenger, also from Bateau Bay, was charged with being carried in a conveyance.
Both men were refused bail to appear at Port Macquarie Local Court today (Wednesday 23 November 2016).