Spikes end high speed police chase

A MAN is in custody after taking police on a 180km/h pursuit from Arrawarra to Moonee Beach.

It is believed police first received complaints of a red Ford Capri driving dangerously north of Grafton, and at about 11.45am yesterday, officers detected the vehicle travelling at 180kmh in a 110kmh zone on the southbound lanes of the Pacific Hwy north of Arrawarra.

Despite police attempts to stop him, the driver was clocked reaching speeds of 175kmh at the Woolgoolga turn-off and 175kmh at Smiths Rd, .Emerald Beach.

A first attempt by police to stop the vehicle by deploying road spikes was made at Emerald Beach at 11.50am, however the vehicle continued travelling at 175kmh.

A second attempt to deploy road spikes was undertaken 500m north of the Moonee Beach turn-off, successfully bringing the vehicle to a stop at 11.53am.

Police said the single occupant of the vehicle was charged and taken into custody at Coffs Harbour Police Station.



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