Man charged after high-speed chase

A 23-year-old Queensland man has been charged with a number of traffic offences after a high-speed pursuit on the Pacific Hwy about 4.30pm on Saturday.

The pursuit was initiated after the man was allegedly detected riding a Kawasaki Motorcycle south on the Pacific Hwy in the area of Cudgera Creek at more than 150kph. 

 At Yelgun the cycle turned Northbound and speeds in excess of 180kph were reached before police terminated the pursuit. 

A short time later Police received information and located the man and a woman who had been a pillion passenger on the motorcycle, walking in Oxford St, Kingscliff. 

The man was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged. Bail was refused and he has been remanded to Tweed Heads Local Court later this month.

The man faces charges of  driving in a manner dangerous, driving whilst disqualified, exceeding the speed limit by more than 45kph and police pursuit-not stop (better known as Skye's Law).



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