Learner driver flees from police

A 16-year-old boy with only one month’s driving experi- ence was caught by police driving unaccompanied on Tuesday afternoon.

Tweed Byron Police Inspector Owen King said police noticed the learner-driver’s car on the Tweed Coast Road at Pottsville about 2.30pm.

“Police attempted to stop him in relation to his manner of driving,” Insp King said.

“Police activated their lights and sirens when he failed to stop. He continued on for less than one minute.”

Insp King said the driver soon pulled over near Centennial Drive where he abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot into bushland.

“Police located the driver a short distance away.

“He was an unaccompanied learner-driver with only one month of experience.

“He has been given infringement notices for driving unaccompanied and not displaying learner plates.”



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