Teen driver faces nine charges

TEENAGER Vaughan Cumming is accused of driving at high speeds during a police chase along Tweed Valley roads until his Holden Commodore crashed on the Kyogle Road, badly injuring two people in another car.

Cumming, 18, from Bray Park near Murwillumbah, had his case mentioned briefly recently in Lismore Local Court, charged with nine serious offences: Two counts of aggravated dangerous driving (escaping police and causing bodily harm) on August 13; two counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm (exceeding the speed limit by 45km/h); two counts of dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm (dangerous driving); negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm; and two counts of dangerous driving.

In police documents before the court, Cumming is accused of driving his Commodore at high speed while trying to escape a police pursuit at 6pm when he collided with another car causing grievous bodily harm to Leanne Burns and Richard Tamanui Arnold.

His case was adjourned to February 16.



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