Second pursuit in 14 months to end at police station
FOR the second time in 14 months a police pursuit has ended outside Lismore police station.
At 3.46 pm this afternoon police patrolling Woodlawn Rd as part of a blitz for the XXXX Gold Lismore Cup noticed a white Toyota Hilux dual cab ute leaving the Lismore racecourse.
Checks of the vehicle found the owner was charged with a drink driving offence on Sunday.
Police commenced a pursuit during which they unsuccessfully tried to spike the ute's tyres.
When a number of police vehicles became involved in the pursuit around the Woodlawn and North Lismore areas, the driver of the ute allegedly told one officer he was driving to the Lismore police station.
The man was followed by police to the police station where he was arrested by waiting officers.
This follows a pursuit by police last July, after a 32-year-old man allegedly stole $20 of petrol from a Woodlark St Service station before allegedly robbing the Goonellabah IGA, on Rous Rd, at knife point.
The man left the scene and was spotted by police on Rotary Drive and a pursuit was commenced.
After allegedly committing a number of traffic offences the man was followed by police to Lismore police station.