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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



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