Three charged after pursuit near Byron Bay

POLICE have charged a man and two women with multiple offences after a pursuit in Byron Bay Sunday morning.

At about 1am on Sunday, officers said they spotted a Ford Falcon sedan driving south at a speed of 150km per hour on the Pacific Highway at Cudgera Creek.

Police have said they attempted to stop the car but it accelerated and a pursuit began.

After reaching alleged speeds of 190km per hour, road spikes were deployed near the Byron Bay off ramp, forcing the Falcon to stop.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, and the two women aged 31 and 43, were arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station.

On searching the trio, officers allegedly located prohibited drugs secreted in their underwear including cannabis, amphetamine and prescription pills and it was revealed that the car had been allegedly stolen from Surfers Paradise.

The man was charged with Skyes Law, exceed speed by more than 45km per hour, being a disqualified driver, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, possessing a knife in a public place and property stolen outside of NSW.

The younger woman was charged with possess prohibited drug and be carried in conveyance taken without consent, while the older woman was charged with three counts of possessing a prohibited drug and be carried in conveyance taken without consent.

All three were refused bail and are expected to appear at Lismore Local Court today.



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