News

Man, 21, guilty in police chase

A MAN has been refused bail in Tweed Heads Local Court after pleading guilty to leading police on a dangerous high speed chase from Yelgun to Cudgera Creek on Monday.

The court heard Daniel Tundrea, 21, was on parole in Queensland when he stole a 2005 Mitsubishi sedan and filled it with more than 40 litres of stolen fuel before crossing the border into NSW where he lead police on a chase at speeds of up to 140kmh in the rain.

Police began following Tundrea as he was heading north on the Pacific Highway near Yelgun and deployed road spikes.

Reports state Tundrea attempted to swerve around the road spikes and lost control of the car.

It spun several times before coming to a stop 200m away.

The court heard Tundrea then attempted to restart the car before being arrested.

Magistrate Michael Dakin said police had described the weather as atrocious and there was a large number of vehicles on the road due to the long weekend.

He refused bail saying Tundrea had a record of breaching bail and would likely face a custodial sentence.

"His driving record for a man of 21 years is something to behold," Magistrate Dakin said.

Tundrea has pleaded guilty to police pursuit, drive recklessly, drive while disqualified, receive stolen property and dishonestly obtain property.

He will reappear in court on July 23.

Topics:  crime, cudgera creek, police, stolen car, tweed heads local court




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Frazer makes a clean break after 43 in the laundry

HEADING OFF: After 43 years at Grafton Aged Care, Verlie Frazer is calling it quits.

It’s time to pass it onto the younger ones

Cup campaign starts here for Redwolf

BACK ON TRACK: Trainer Alan Ryan with Redwolf who makes his return to racing today at Grafton.

Champion galloper relying on a touch of luck at Grafton today

Hogan calls for change

Nationals MP for Page for Page Kevin Hogan

Cities grab 20% share of Stronger Regions Fund

Latest deals and offers

Grafton City SES Training

Grafton SES unit controller Adam Jarrett explains the process involved in being an...

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances