UDPATE: Woman refused bail after dangerous police chase
UPDATE, 6pm: A TEENAGE woman has been refused bail and two other teens are in custody following a cross-border pursuit which resulted in their arrest at Ballina last night.
Shortly after 11pm yesterday, NSW Police were advised by their colleagues in Queensland POLAIR that a stolen vehicle they were monitoring was approaching the border.
Following a pursuit and road spikes being deployed, the trio were arrested near Tamarind Dr.
Lismore police Inspector Susie Johnston said an 18-year-old woman appeared at Lismore Local Court today where she was refused bail.
The two other teenagers, a woman aged 16 and a male aged 15, were taken to Grafton's Acmena Juvenile Justice Centre.
They are due to face bail hearings at Parramatta Children's court.
ORIGINAL STORY: THREE teenagers who took police on a dangerous chase at speeds of up to 180km/h from Queensland to Ballina late last night have been refused bail.
Shortly after 11pm, NSW Police were advised by their colleagues in Queensland POLAIR that a stolen vehicle they were monitoring was approaching the border.
Several vehicles were positioned to stop the Holden Captiva, but it was estimated to be travelling south at 180km/h in the 100km/h zone.
Due to safety concerns the pursuit was not continued.
Police monitored the vehicle and near Ewingsdale Road at Byron Bay and the pursuit was re-engaged.
Other officers were able to deploy a tyre deflation device which punctured the Holden's front offside tyre.
When the vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the Pacific Highway at low speed the pursuit was again terminated.
The car eventually stopped on Tamarind Drive at Ballina where three occupants left the vehicle and hid in bushland.
After a lengthy search of the area a 15-year-old male and two females aged 16 and 18 were arrested with the assistance of Polair and a dog squad unit.
They were conveyed to Ballina Police Station where the boy was later charged with police pursuit - not stop drive dangerously, drive manner dangerous, drive conveyance without consent of owner, driver never licensed and receive property stolen outside NSW. Both females were charged with being carried in conveyance.
All were refused bail with the juveniles to appear at a Children's Court and the woman to appear at Ballina Bail Court today.