Truck at 135km/h in chase

A SEMI-TRAILER hurtled along Sexton Hill at Tweed Heads at 135km/h in a dangerous police chase yesterday.

The driver, 33, from Ipswich, is said to have led police on a wild 44km chase through NSW and Queensland after being stopped for a logbook check at Clothiers Creek.

Tweed police said they were even forced to clear workers from a road works site as the 12-tonne truck, towing a pantech tri-axle trailer, sped past.

Highway Patrol officers stopped the Kenworth on the Pacific Highway at Clothiers Creek about 1.45am. When they realised the driver was wanted on another matter, he allegedly took off at high speed.

Police said the rig reached speeds of more than 135km/h as it raced toward Queensland.

Queensland police stopped the truck 20km north of the border.

The driver was due to appear at Southport Magistrates Court yesterday. NSW police were seeking his extradition.



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