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Road spikes fail to stop motorist

Police were forced to employ road spikes to end the pursuit of a vehicle attempting to outrun police with two flat tyres.
Police were forced to employ road spikes to end the pursuit of a vehicle attempting to outrun police with two flat tyres. Trevor Veale

POLICE were forced to deploy road spikes to end a pursuit from Kunghur to Uki yesterday afternoon.

A car driven by a 53-year-old Kyogle woman was detected travelling in excess of the speed limit along Kyogle Road in Kunghur around 4pm. The vehicle had overtaken two vehicles across unbroken centre lines while approaching a blind corner.

Police activated their lights and sirens however the vehicle failed to stop.

The car continued to travel along Kyogle Road without exceeding the speed limit.

Police selected an appropriate location in Uki where they deployed road spikes.

The spikes were successful in deflating two of the tyres but despite this the car continued to travel down the main street of Uki towards Murwillumbah.

Two of the tyres had disintegrated however the vehicle continued on its rims.

On approach to the Byangum Bridge a tow truck has assisted police in blocking the vehicle.

The driver was arrested by police and taken to Murwillumbah Police Station.

Police believe the driver was under the influence of alcohol however she failed to give sufficient sample during the breath analysis.

The driver was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 km/h, driving recklessly or speeding in a manner dangerous, not stopping when directed, and two charges of failing or refusing to undergo a breath analysis.

She will appear before Murwillumbah Local Court on July 4.
 

Topics:  police, road spikes, uki



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