Road spikes end high-speed pursuit

ROAD spikes were used to end a high-speed chase on the Pacific Highway, which had police take a man into custody south of Ballina, early yesterday.

Police began the pursuit after a description of a vehicle was circulated following an alleged fail to pay offence at a South Grafton service station.

It's alleged a man fitted stolen number plates to a Holden Commodore and filled up before speeding off from the Bent St servo around 1am.

Officers attended the scene and viewed closed circuit security vision of the offence.

Patrolling officers were told to be on the lookout for the silver sedan.

Police said a vehicle matching that description was seen north of Grafton and officers attempted to stop the vehicle.

A pursuit followed before officers deployed road spikes south of Ballina near the Wardell Bridge.

Police said a Queensland man, 27, was taken into custody at the scene. He is facing pursuit charges under Skyes Law, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and a fraud matter of using stolen number plates to steal fuel.


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