150km car chase in allegedly stolen BMW lands pair in court

A MAN and a woman have appeared in court following a pursuit that lasted more than 90 minutes and 150km from Harwood to Terranora Creek in an allegedly stolen BMW.

Zane Adams and Zoe Simpson, both 24, from the Brisbane suburb of Woodridge, were first detected in the allegedly stolen car by a number plate recognition device in a Highway Patrol vehicle near the Iluka turn-off at 8am yesterday.

A police spokeswoman said the BMW was reported stolen from Southport on September 16.

Police reported successfully spiking all four of the car's tyres at 9.25am, north of the Duranbah tunnel, however the car continued for several kilometres, being followed by Polair and police vehicles.

The BMW stopped 5km south of the Queensland border and the pair were arrested and taken to Tweed Head police station.

At Tweed Heads Local Court late yesterday, Simpson received a 12-month suspended sentence and Adams was refused bail to reappear in Tweed Heads Local Court on October 20.



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