Coffs Harbour highway patrol officer Snr Const. Mark Whittaker at Korora. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate.
Coffs Harbour highway patrol officer Snr Const. Mark Whittaker at Korora. Photo: Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate. TREVOR VEALE/ The

Spikes end police chase for the pursued and pursuer

ROAD spikes were used to stop a red Holden Commodore after five police vehicles chased the car from Lismore to Alstonville this afternoon.

One of the police vehicles also burst its tyres on the spikes.

Richmond Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Jackie Lilley said the car first came to police attention when the driver failed to pay for petrol at Nimbin about 11.30 am.

When the Commodore was spotted at about 2.50pm at South Lismore a pursuit was initiated.

The pursuit, which reached speeds of about100km/h, followed the Bruxner Highway toward Alstonville, with five police cars joining the chase.

Insp Lilley said officers set up road spikes on the Alstonville bypass section of the Bruxner Highway near Wardell Rd to stop the car.

When the car stopped police arrested three adults and a juvenile that were in the vehicle.

They were taken to Lismore police station for questioning.

The damaged police vehicle had to be towed to Ballina to get its tyres repaired, as tyre shops were closed due to the half day holiday for the Lismore Cup.
 



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