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Man fronts court over high-speed Pacific Hwy pursuit

Coffs Clarence Police used road spikes to stop a high speed pursuit on the Pacific Hwy near Halfway Creek on Saturday night.
Coffs Clarence Police used road spikes to stop a high speed pursuit on the Pacific Hwy near Halfway Creek on Saturday night. Trevor Veale

A MAN who allegedly led police on a dangerous high-speed pursuit on Saturday night was brought under arrest after officers used road spikes to stop the stolen car.

Acting on reports a vehicle had failed to pay for fuel at a Coffs Harbour South service station around 9pm, officers attempted to pull the vehicle over north of Coffs Harbour.

Police allege it sped away and continued north on the Pacific Hwy.

The vehicle allegedly reached speeds of 170km/h and road spikes were used at Kungala Rd, Halfway Creek.

Police said a 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Grafton Police Station.

The man appeared before bail court in Grafton on Sunday on charges of possess property stolen outside the state, possess prohibited drug, Skye's Law - pursuit, drive in a manner dangerous, larceny, receiving, and fail to pay for fuel.

He was refused bail to appear in Grafton Local court today.

Topics:  coffs clarence local area command grafton local court halfway creek high speed pursuit nsw police pacific highway skye's law



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