Drivers travelling at very high speeds on our roads have been busted by highway patrol.
Drivers travelling at very high speeds on our roads have been busted by highway patrol. Trevor Veale

Dodgy driver busted by police at 180km on highway

A CAR evading police along the Tugun Bypass at 180km only came to a stop after it hit a guard rail at the weekend.

Tweed-Byron crime manager Inspector Brendon Cullen said Highway Patrol officers detected a maroon coloured Subaru station wagon with Western Australian plates travelling 153km in the 100 zone before it allegedly increased to 180km.

He said the vehicle was pursued south after the driver took the South Tweed exit.

A police statement said the driver allegedly refused to stop for police and a short time later it struck a guard rail.

He was arrested.

Police said when they searched the car they found a knife and a bag containing a stash of Methylamphetamine, which was seized.

After police conducted checks they found the driver's Queensland licence had been suspended.

He was charged with exceed speed greater than 45km, drive manner dangerous police pursuit (Skye's Law), possess prohibited drug; custody of a knife, suspended driver goods in custody, take and drive conveyance and possess prohibited article.

The man will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court this month.

In an unrelated matter, Highway Patrol also busted another led foot on Tweed roads.

On Friday police were conducting speed checks on the Pacific Hwy near Chinderah.

They caught a Condong man, 27, for exceeding the posted speed limit of 110km by over 45 km.

His driver's license was suspended.



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