Gable Tostee celebrates jail release with 'I'm back' post

ACCUSED killer Gable Tostee has celebrated his release from jail by posting a photo of a cigar smoking Arnold Schwarzenegger with the words "I'm back" on social media.

Tostee served six months of a 10-month jail sentence over a drunken high speed police chase.

In July last year, Tostee, was arrested after failing to stop for police between Tweed Heads South and the Queensland border.

About 2.20am on July 27, a fully marked police Ford Territory was travelling northbound on the Pacific Hwy near Clothiers Creek when a Ford Falcon, bearing no number plates and driven by Tostee, sped past at a speed "no less than 150km/hr", court documents stated.

Two Highway Patrol vehicles were notified of the situation, and waited for the vehicle at Tweed Heads South, where it sped past at 122km/hr.

The officers caught up to the Ford Falcon under lights and sirens - but Tostee failed to stop and increased in speed, up to 160km/hr.

Tostee allegedly reached speeds of 190km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.

Tyre deflation devices were successfully used at the entrance to the Tugun tunnel, and both front tyres were damaged, but Tostee continued to drive for 5km, leaving tyre debris and a damaged road surface in his wake.

Tostee, who allegedly smelled of alcohol, was then breath tested by Queensland police, before returning a breath analysis of 0.203.

He admitted the vehicle belonged to his father, and police found the car registration plates in the rear of vehicle.

Tostee was convicted of engaging in a police pursuit at speed, driving a class A motor vehicle exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/hr (estimated) and using a class A vehicle with plates not correctly fixed etc.

But the 29-year-old Gold Coaster's freedom could be short-lived with Tostee due to return to court next month for a committal hearing over the alleged murder of New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright.

Police allege the pair met through dating app Tinder before going to Tostee's Gold Coast apartment, where Ms Wright fell to her death from a 14th floor balcony last year.

Tostee is fighting the charge.

The 29-year-old is subject to Queensland bail conditions that require him to live at his parents' Carrara home but could actually find himself stuck in NSW.

Due to conflicting NSW bail conditions, Tostee isn't allowed to leave the state without prior approval from the parole board.



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