Charges after chase on bypass

A MOTORCYCLE rider was charged with dangerous driving after leading police on a chase from Chinderah to the Queensland border yesterday.

Senior Constable Troy Hamilton of the Tweed/Byron Highway Patrol said the man was seen riding a Kawasaki sports bike northbound at high speed on the Pacific Highway about 3.50pm.

“He'd been detected overtaking vehicles in the middle of both lanes, while other cars were occupying both lanes, at high speeds,” Snr Const Hamilton said.

Police were able to intercept the bike on the Pacific Highway at Tweed Heads, but the driver allegedly failed to stop.

Police followed the man and were able to arrest him just south of the Queensland border on the Tugun bypass.

A 48-year-old Queensland man was in custody yesterday and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court charged with drive manner dangerous.



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