Speed spree sees woman in court

A 35-YEAR-old Queensland woman who was arrested twice for speeding on Monday will face court again today after she appeared in Kempsey Local Court yesterday.

Vanessa Therese Stokes, of Broadbeach, faces charges of failing to stop when requested, driving in a manner dangerous, driving while her licence was suspended, and exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.

Her case was adjourned yesterday and Stokes was refused bail.

On Monday morning police received several complaints in relation to a black 2009 BMW convertible being driven south on the Pacific Highway between Grafton and Coffs Harbour.

The vehicle was stopped by an officer attached to Coffs/Clarence Highway Patrol, and the 35-year-old female driver was issued a traffic infringement notice for exceed speed over 45km/h.

The woman was escorted to a roadside service centre and issued with a licence suspension notice.

About 11.35am the vehicle was seen heading south on the Pacific Highway at Coffs Harbour and despite attempts by the Highway Patrol, the BMW failed to stop.

Road spikes were deployed at Deep Creek and Nambucca Heads, deflating three of the BMW’s tyres, however, Stokes again failed to stop and the pursuit was terminated north of Macksville.

About 12.35pm a 35-year-old woman was located walking south on the Pacific Highway at Macksville and placed under arrest.

An abandoned BMW was later located on a side road, south of Macksville.



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